[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-9: Clarification of Initial Block Size for IPv4 ISP Transfers

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 17:52:52 EST 2017


I believe this problem statement is incorrect, and therefore oppose the
policy proposal as-is.

8.5.4 was intended (by me, as one of the authors, and in PPML discussions I
just pulled up) to allow ISPs to transfer a /24 without justification.  It
was *not* intended to "match the previous policy" in 4.2.2.

8.5.5 reads "8.5.5. Block size
Organizations may qualify for the transfer of a larger initial block, or an
additional block, by providing documentation to ARIN which details the use
of at least 50% of the requested IPv4 block size within 24 months. An
officer of the organization shall attest to the documentation provided to
ARIN."

The intention was that any ISP needing a /21 would need to "provide
documentation to ARIN which details the use of at least 50% of the
requested IPv4 block size within 24 months", with officer attestation to
same.

If that policy is deemed insufficient, and we believe it's better to allow
transfers of up to /21 without providing documentation to ARIN and officer
attestation of such, then this proposal would need to be re-written with a
new problem statement justifying that.

-Scott

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 2:40 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> On 16 November 2017, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) advanced
> "ARIN-prop-244: Clarification of Initial Block Size for IPv4 ISP Transfers"
> to Draft Policy status.
>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2017-9 is below and can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2017_9.html
>
> You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. 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 Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these principles are:
>
> * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
> * Technically Sound
> * Supported by the Community
>
> The PDP can be found at:
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>
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
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>
> Regards,
>
> Sean Hopkins
> Policy Analyst
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>
>
>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2017-9: Clarification of Initial Block Size for IPv4 ISP
> Transfers
>
> Problem Statement:
>
> It was noted at the ARIN 40 Policy Experience Report, that there is an
> inconsistency in the initial block size for ISPs. Section 4.2.2 notes that
> the initial ISP block size should be /21 whereas the initial block size in
> 8.5.4 is noted as "minimum transfer size" which is effectively a /24. The
> intent of the new 8.5.4 was to match the previous policy. This policy is
> intended to clarify this issue. It was noted that ARIN staff current
> operational practice is to allow ISPs an initial /21 for Section 8
> transfers.
>
> Policy statement:
>
> Add the following to 8.5.4
>
> ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN
> qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /21.
>
> Comments:
>
> a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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