[arin-ppml] 2-byte ASN policy

Mike Hammett arin at ics-il.net
Mon Apr 4 21:53:30 EDT 2016


Would operators take hijacking an ASN issued to someone more seriously than squatting on an ASN issued to no one? 

I'd assume no one cares about the risk to the squatter. 




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From: "David Huberman" <David_Huberman at outlook.com> 
To: arin-ppml at arin.net 
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2016 3:56:34 PM 
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] 2-byte ASN policy 



Chris's excellent question jogs my brain to ask a related-but-different question: 


ARIN has traditionally had a large number of AS numbers (almost all 2-byte) in the "hold" bucket. These are ASNs which have been revoked for years due to non-payment and separation from the RSA. But they're still found in the DFZ. 


Can't ARIN ask requestors who say they need 2-bytes if they'd be willing to accept a 2-byte ASN that may have route announcements present in the DFZ, and due to circumstances blah blah blah? It boils down to "we have 2-byte ASNs, but they're not quite as clean as one might expect - is that ok?", because I'm pretty sure the answer will always be "HECK YEAH!" ASNs aren't quite like IP addresses in this context. There's no conflict I know of unless the new registrants tries to directly exchange routes with the old registrant, which is mathematically highly improbable. 




From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net <arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net> on behalf of Chris Woodfield <chris at semihuman.com> 
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2016 4:30 PM 
To: Adam Thompson 
Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net 
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] 2-byte ASN policy 


Do we have information on how many 2-byte ASNs get returned, compared to the rate of requests for them? Is there a surplus? 




On Apr 3, 2016, at 11:36 AM, Adam Thompson < athompso at athompso.net > wrote: 


IMO, 2-byte ASNs should simply be retired and not reallocated. "Solving the technical problem", as described in your email, is actually ensuring the perpetuation of a different technical problem. 
It's the same sort of thing as the IPv4 vs IPv6 --transition, but this time ARIN has an opportunity to at least avoid being part of the problem, even if it can't really be part of the "solution". 
Let's please not prolong this problem, too... even in central Canada, known for a paucity of upstream carriers, it's now commercially feasible to work around the 2-byte technical limitations. 

-Adam 



On April 3, 2016 12:59:37 PM CDT, Andrew Dul < andrew.dul at quark.net > wrote: 
<blockquote>
Hello, 

I am starting a new thread in PPML, as a follow up to the ARIN 
suggestion and consultation which recently started regarding creating a 
2-byte ASN waiting list. 

The original suggestion is here: 

https://www.arin.net/participate/acsp/suggestions/2016-04.html 

ARIN opened a consultation on this suggestion on the arin-consult 
mailing-list.  This thread starts here for those who are not subscribed 
to arin-consult. 

http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-consult/2016-March/000713.html 

http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-consult/2016-April/000722.html 

As the thread evolved it has been suggested that this issue should be 
resolved via the policy development process rather than through a 
suggestion. 

There are a number of questions that have been raised by this thread.  I 
am copying them here to continue the discussion on PPML. 

=== 

Working problem statement: ARIN will receive 2-byte ASNs as  returns 
over time, and these ASNs have perceived or additional value to 
organizations compared to 4-byte ASNs.  How should ARIN allocate these 
2-byte ASNs? 

=== 

Should they be given to the next requester, regardless of technical need 
for a 2-byte ASN? (What are the technical qualifications we should use 
if there is a specific technical need?  e.g. provides transit to more 
than 1 ASN?) 

If there is really a technical need for 2-byte ASNs, shouldn't we 
attempt to build an inventory of 2-byte ASNs? 

Should returns be held in reserve? 

Should ARIN hold them for some period of
  time 
before reallocating them? 

Should they be put up for auction to  qualified organizations? 

Should they be given to the 1st organization  on a wait-list for 2-byte 
ASNs? 

Would an organization looking for a 2-byte ASN have the option to 
receive a 4-byte ASN in the interim?  If they did would they have to 
return it? 

Should the waiting list be closed to organizations that already have a 
2-byte ASNs? 

I and the AC would appreciate your comments on these questions so that 
we can start to build a draft policy that best matches with what the 
community would like to see implemented by ARIN. 

Thanks, 
Andrew 





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