[arin-ppml] Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-11: Clean-up of NRPM – Introduction of Section 2.17

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Mar 22 13:13:23 EDT 2023

On Wed, Mar 22, 2023 at 10:05 AM David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
> When I look at section 2 as a whole, I believe the term Number
> Resources logically belongs near the top of the list and not near the bottom of the list.

Hi David,

If you're just looking at the static document, you're right. But
here's the thing: there are postings, tutorials and even books that
refer to "section X.X of the ARIN NRPM." It's a whole ecosystem of
knowledge. If you renumber the sections so that those references no
longer line up, you contribute to the general chaos instead of making
things easier to understand.

It's like the problem of numbering the exits on the Interstate
highways. If you just number them in order, 1 2 3 4 5, then whenever
you add a new off-ramp you have to change all the numbers. Suddenly
all the maps are wrong.

> Further, if added to the top of the list, the added details of Bill's proposed definition seem much more appropriate to me.

I appreciate the support!


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