[arin-ppml] 2014-3 Remove 8.2/8.3/8.4 Minimum IPv4 Block Size Requirements

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 13:30:36 EDT 2014

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:27 PM, David Huberman
<David.Huberman at microsoft.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> As the author, I proposed this policy because it is not ARIN's role to artificially regulate minimum block sizes. I feel this is especially in a post-exhaustion world, which is very quickly coming.
> The economics of routing are the same today as they were 14 years ago when Bill Manning taught me an important principal: people will pay to route whatever you pay them to route. Moreover, there is no technical reason I can think of to require a /24 as the minimum TRANSFERRABLE size.  If two parties wish to exchange smaller prefixes, I cannot see a technical motivation for ARIN policy to prohibit such a transaction.

Multiple parties exchange smaller prefixes _all the time_. It's called peering.

> I ask you to support this policy on principle, or educate us why removing the minimum transferrable block size is harmful to the technical operations of the internet.




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