[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2021-3: Private AS Number and Unique Routing Policy Clarifications

Hank Nussbacher hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Wed Jul 21 00:44:03 EDT 2021


On 20/07/2021 22:52, ARIN wrote:

If customers are unaware of ASN rules why not make it easier and specify 
a link to RFC6996 in the proposal?  Section 5 does indicate what are 
private ASNs but shouldn't a backlink to the relevant RFC be included?

Regards,
Hank

> On 15 July 2021, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
> "ARIN-prop-298: Private AS Number and Unique Routing Policy 
> Clarifications" as a Draft Policy.
>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2021-3 is below and can be found at:
>
> https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2021_3/ 
> <https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2021_3/>
>
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>
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>
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>
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> Regards,
>
> Sean Hopkins
>
> Senior Policy Analyst
>
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2021-3: Private AS Number and Unique Routing Policy 
> Clarifications
>
> Problem Statement:
>
> At ARIN 47, staff identified three points of potential confusion with 
> current text in NRPM Section 5: AS Numbers.
>
> 1. “Sites that do not require a unique AS Number should use one or 
> more of the AS Numbers reserved for private use.” Some customers are 
> not aware that their need for a unique AS Number depends upon their 
> need (or lack thereof) to utilize the AS Number on the public Internet.
>
> 2. “In order to be assigned an AS Number, each requesting organization 
> must provide ARIN with verification that it has one of the following…A 
> unique routing policy (its policy differs from its border gateway 
> peers)…A multihomed site.” Few customers qualify for an AS Number 
> under the “unique routing policy” requirement, specifically because 
> they aren’t aware of what “unique routing policy” applies to.
>
> 3. “AS Numbers are issued based on current need. An organization 
> should request an AS Number only when it is already multihomed or will 
> immediately become multihomed.” All ARIN delegations are based on 
> current needs, and some customers aren’t aware they need network plans 
> when they request an AS Number. Additionally, clarification that some 
> organizations may have a unique need for an AS Number outside of 
> utilizing a unique routing policy, such as BGP.
>
> Policy statement:
>
> In Section 5 -
>
> Replace
>
> “Sites that do not require a unique AS Number should use one or more 
> of the AS Numbers reserved for private use.”
>
> with
>
> “Private ASNs should be used only when there is no plan to use them on 
> the public Internet.”
>
> Replace
>
> “1. A unique routing policy (its policy differs from its border 
> gateway peers) 2. A multihomed site.”
>
> with
>
> “1. A plan to connect their network using a unique routing policy, 
> such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) 2. A network requiring routing 
> policies to be deployed which are unique only to that network”
>
> Replace
>
> “AS Numbers are issued based on current need. An organization should 
> request an AS Number only when it is already multihomed or will 
> immediately become multihomed.”
>
> with
>
> “AS Numbers should be requested when an organization has network plans 
> ready and is either planning to use a unique routing policy (such as 
> BGP) or has a unique need for an AS Number.”
>
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
>
>
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