[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-21: Modification to CI Pool Size per Section 4.4

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 20:50:57 EST 2015

How much is ARIN going to get from the next round of IANA returned space
distribution?  It's more than a /16, isn't it?


On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 5:33 PM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:

> Now that we are on the other side of the Holidays, I would like to prompt
> a little more discussion of this Draft Policy.
> On PPML, there have been 2 clear statements of support, no opposition, a
> proposal to modify the policy text, primarily consisting of editorial
> changes for the broader section 4.4, and significant side discussion not
> directly related to the policy itself.
> As shepherd, I anticipate this policy going to the PPC in San Antonio at
> NANOG next month in its current state as a Draft policy.  Then subsequent
> to and based on feedback from San Antonio, maybe making some minor changes,
> advancing this policy to Recommended Draft policy prior to the PPM in San
> Francisco in April.  Assuming no opposition develops against the proposal.
> On the current trajectory for this proposal implementation is likely
> sometime in June, its entirely possible that the ARIN Free Pool would have
> run out before implementation of this policy can take place.  There are
> several options to deal with this issue;
>   1. Advance the policy to Recommended Draft prior to the PPC in San
>      Antonio, moving likely implementation to sometime in April.
>   2. Request that the Board instruct ARIN Staff to reserve a /16 in
>      anticipation of this policy, imminently.  With this option a
>      reservation could reasonably occur in February or March with
>      policy implementation on its current trajectory, likely June.
>   3. Stay on the current trajectory, get IPv4 address space for the
>      policy from returned or recovered space address space, and what
>      little if any space is the the ARIN Free Pool at implementation,
>      likely June.  Its not likely there will be a single contiguous
>      block, likely a hodgepodge of smaller blocks, and it may take a
>      while to collect a /16 for the reservation.
>   4. Do nothing, let events overtake the policy if they do, maybe
>      abandoning the policy for lack of IPv4 address space late in the
>      process.
> There are likely other variations on these themes.
> Regarding option #1: It might be possible to advance this proposal as-is
> to Recommended Draft prior to the PPC in San Antonio, at the January AC
> meeting.  However, in order to justify recommending this to the AC, I will
> need to see significantly more support for this policy on PPML prior to the
> next AC meeting in two weeks.  Even then it is likely not possible to
> advance the proposal prior to the PPC in San Antonio at this point, its
> less than a month away.
> I will raise option #2 with the AC at our meeting in two weeks. However,
> for this options to even be considered, I'm quite sure that both the AC and
> the Board will want to see significant community support on PPML before
> they would moving forward with such an option.
> I am interested to hear the community's opinions on the issue of this
> policy and the timing of ARIN Free Pool run out.  Do you support any of the
> above options?  Some other option?
> So, if you support this policy, and particularly if you think this policy
> should go to the PPC at NANOG in San Antonio in February as Recommended
> Draft policy please speak up ASAP.
> Do you have comments on or support the alternate text proposed in the
> email at this link?
> http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/2014-December/029565.html
> Finally, if anyone opposes this policy it is important to speak up, as at
> this point no one has expressed any opposition to the policy at all.
> Thanks and I look forward to your comments.
> On 11/25/14 14:35 , ARIN wrote:
>> On 20 November 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted
>> "ARIN-prop-213 Modification to CI Pool Size per Section 4.4" as a Draft
>> Policy.
>> Draft Policy ARIN-2014-21 is below and can be found at:
>> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2014_21.html
>> You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
>> Policy 2014-21 on the Public Policy Mailing List.
>> The AC will evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance
>> of this draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource
>> Policy as stated in the PDP. Specifically, these principles are:
>>    * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
>>    * Technically Sound
>>    * Supported by the Community
>> The ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) can be found at:
>> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
>> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
>> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html
>> Regards,
>> Communications and Member Services
>> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>> ## * ##
>> Draft Policy ARIN-2014-21
>> Modification to CI Pool Size per Section 4.4
>> Date: 25 November 2014
>> Problem Statement:
>> At the time that this section of policy was written, IXP growth in North
>> America was stagnant. Efforts of late have increased significantly
>> within the IXP standards and other communities to improve critical
>> infrastructure in North America. This effort is paying dividends and we
>> project that a /16 will not be enough to continue to improve global
>> interconnect conditions and support needed IXP CI infrastructure.
>> Policy statement:
>> Change to text in section 4.4 Micro Allocations:
>> Current text:
>> ARIN will place an equivalent of a /16 of IPv4 address space in a
>> reserve for Critical Infrastructure, as defined in section 4.4. If at
>> the end of the policy term there is unused address space remaining in
>> this pool, ARIN staff is authorized to utilize this space in a manner
>> consistent with community expectations.
>> Proposed text to replace current text entirely:
>> ARIN will place an equivalent of a /15 of IPv4 address space in a
>> reserve for Critical Infrastructure, as defined in section 4.4.
>> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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