[arin-ppml] 2600::/12 LOA
mysidia at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 12:33:31 EDT 2014
On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 4:00 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
I believe ARIN should just create the temporary registration as a matter
of course, and conduct any testing and write any LOAs they determine is
appropriate on a newly received block, before beginning allocations on the
The registration should have an expiration date, and so should the LOA ---
to ensure that no authorization 'lingers' after ARIN begins to
allocate resources from the block.
The other important thing is that there is a WHOIS listing, for space
temporarily held up for testing, before being released for allocations,
and it should not be overlapping with space already assigned. ARIN
'owns' the "registration", and appropriate contacts should be listed,
based on who is conducting the testing on behalf of the RIR.
I believe this is outside the scope of the NRPM.... as we are talking
about internal procedures to prepare resources for use: not resource
And a brief testing period with a definitive brief period before the
expiration date / test end date used for ARN's internal purposes does not
constitute an allocation of the IP address resources to a resource holder.
For one thing... criteria such as "justified need", "slow start" or
normal sizing rules do not apply to such a temporary set-aside...... it
is not a matter of "X IP addresses needed for research use" ---- the
entire block likely needs to be sampled in a representative manner, in
> Sure, that sounds fine. Use Section 11 of the NRPM to assign *unique*
> address space of the appropriate size to ARIN (and provide an LOA for the
> routing to your transit provider(s)) if ARIN is doing the testing, or have
> whomever is doing the testing apply under Section 11 and assign the
> (unique) space to them (so they can just point to the allocation if anyone
> asks them for a LOA) and have at it.
> Matthew -
> That sound like a very reasonable approach; in such a manner, testing is
> only done on space which was both were previously unallocated and is now
> uniquely registered for that purpose.
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