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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Mar 23 13:52:08 EDT 2023

> On Mar 22, 2023, at 10:13, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> 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.

Well… They do actually just number them in order, sort of… They number
them based on the number of miles between the western or northern point
where the highway enters the state or begins. In cases where more than one
exit ends up within the same mile, sometimes they fudge (+/- 1 mile) and
more often they use a/b/c/d (counting west to east).

Indeed, if an exit ends up being installed between (e.g. 23b and 23c), then
they do in fact end up renumbering 23c->23d etc. to create a new 23c and
all the maps are, indeed, wrong.

This usually isn’t a problem since all the maps would be wrong if they didn’t
show all the exits anyway.


>> 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!
> Regards,
> Bill
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