[arin-ppml] Revised - Draft Policy ARIN-2021-8: Deprecation of the 'Autonomous System Originations' Field - Input?

A N anita.nikolich at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 15:24:47 EST 2022

Hello I'm co-shepherd of this Draft that was posted 12/16. Any thoughts
from the community?

Draft Policy ARIN-2021-8: Deprecation of the 'Autonomous System
Originations' Field

Problem Statement:

In the last two decades ARIN has developed multiple services which provide
mechanisms for Internet Number Resource holders to publish information
about their routing intentions.

The optional 'OriginAS' field was invented before RPKI existed in practice.
At that time, ARIN's Internet Routing Registry (IRR) followed a weak
authorization model compared to available and in use today such as RPKI.
The 'OriginAS' data was an improvement compared the other mechanisms that
were available at that time.

However, there are some issues with consumption of the data in the OriginAS

Consuming the 'OriginAS' field in a high-scale automated pipeline is
challenging. The consumer needs to enter into a 'Bulk Whois Data' agreement
with ARIN, download a multiple-gigabytes XML file (which is only generated
once a day), parse this XML, and then extract the OriginAS field. Querying
objects one-by-one via the HTTPS interface does not scale well.

Policy Statement:

Remove Section 3.5 “Autonomous System Originations” of the NRPM in its

Comments: This should be performed before ARIN eliminates the ARIN-NONAUTH.

Timetable for implementation: One year after ARIN Board adoption.

Policy Term: Permanent
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