[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2023-2: /26 initial IPv4 allocation for IXPs
farmer at umn.edu
Wed Jun 21 09:15:47 EDT 2023
Actually, I expect the genesis of this proposal was the very similar
proposal in the RIPE community RIPE-2023-02 Reducing IXP IPv4 assignment
default size to a /26. That proposal followed a presentation at RIPE 86
last fall and a discussion on their address-policy-wg mailing late last
year. The conversation started with a reduction to /29, and a reasonable
compromise of /26 that was written in to a formal proposal earlier this
year. That proposal is progressing through their process and just finished
their Discussion Phase last week, and has entered their Review Phase, and
at least seems to be heading towards being policy in the RIPE community.
While I do not support this proposal, especially as written, it is
nevertheless an important and timely conversation for the ARIN community to
have and I for one appreciate it being brought forward to our community as
On Wed, Jun 21, 2023 at 03:19 Matt Peterson <matt at peterson.org> wrote:
> It's clear this proposal did not receive feedback from those of us
> who operate IXP's *(or those who lived through the ep.net <http://ep.net>
> era).* Renumbering events are often multi-year efforts for an IXP, this
> "savings" is not worth the operational overhead. I'm not in support of this
> proposal. This is a solution looking for a problem, we have both the
> appropriate pool size and a method to refill.
> If anything, the 4.4 requirement language around *"other participants
> (minimum of three total)" *could use some attention. ARIN's service
> region has many "shadow IXP's", which may have 3 unique ASN's *(say a
> route server, route collector, and management network) *- but are all
> operated by the same organization. That does not seem like a legitimate
> definition of an exchange point, especially when that operator is the only
> participant over several years.
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 8:54 AM ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
>> On 15 June 2023, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted “ARIN-prop-320:
>> /26 initial IPv4 allocation for IXPs” as a Draft Policy.
>> Draft Policy ARIN-2023-2 is below and can be found at:
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