FW: FW: /8s and filtering

william at elan.net william at elan.net
Tue Dec 10 23:06:55 UTC 2002

I don't think even combined proposal would do it, best you can get is 
that everybody who supported at least one of the proposals would support the
combined one and from last ARIN meeting number of large ISPs do not want 
any of these as they'd like to have more control over the customer so only 
50% actually said there were interested in any proposal that reduced 
assignment size.

How or why this could pass is influenced by ARIN process, only proposals 
that have concensus (not easily defined word, but probably around 3/4 of 
known participants or interested parties support would go to consenses) are 
passed by ARIN AC. However what is happening is that with proposals where 
there is no clear consensus, ARIN will be influenced too much by what is 
being represented at ARIN public meeting as opposed to discussion at 
mailing list. In my opinion this has to do with ability of ARIN to 
estimate support of proposals from public meeting by simple "show of 
hands" where as no such thing exist at mailing list. But ARIN public 
meeting is very poor representation of proposals that have more interest 
in smaller ISP community - based on my calculation only around 4% of 
participants of last ARIN meeting were from small ISPs, where are ARIN's 
own numbers show that > 80% of ARIN members are actually small ISPs. 

So while I think at large majority of interested parties would be in 
support of one of the proposals that would decrease ARIN's minimum
allocation/assignment size, this would not go far enough in ARINs's 
policy process because there is not enough support for this exist among 
large ISPs that are the ones sending participants to public meetings and 
having larger influence on ARIN's policy decision. In my opinion there are 
several ways to deal with this situation:
 1. Work on having more smaller ISPs and interested parties come to ARIN 
    public meetings. One positive approach it to held more meetings with 
    NANOG but this is probably not quite enough.
 2. Bring more equality into public policy decision process (i.e. 
    between mailing list and public meeting). In my view this can be 
    accomplished by allowing kind of show-hands on the ARIN mailing lists 
    by doing web survey (possibly of only members of the maling list - I 
    know many have opinion or stake in the process but only few are 
    actually actively participating, same is true on public meeting but 
    at least there majority votes and their vote is "counted").
 3. Change proposals to bring more support from large ISPs. (I do currently
    have an idea on that is kind of compromise between existing proposals
    and what large ISPs want as far as retaining control. The idea is a 
    bit controversial and full of its own problems and I personally would 
    greatly prefer current proposals but it would solve some problems
    and likely have better support from some large isps, so I will check 
    by private emails with some other people who run ISPs and if I got 
    some good response, I'll bring it up on ppml for everybody to think 

But as far as current situation, if you're interested in the proposal 
to bring ARIN's minimum allocation or assignment down as is done with 
other RIRs and you have have opinion or stake  in the process (i.e. 
you're small isp or other company who would like to get ips directly from 
ARIN as opossed to relying on your upstream and in case of their ch11 
wondering what you'd do...) then please do express your opinion at ARIN 
public policy mailing list - ppml at arin.net. See 
http://www.arin.net/mailing_lists/index.html#ppml for more information.

P.S. If you're interested in survey approach, please send me private email. 
I was told this would not work but I do not agree with that and if there 
is enough interest we can try to at least convince ARIN to do a test survey 
for mailing list participants.

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Marshall Eubanks wrote:

> Arin 2003-3 was a (less detailed) attempt to do the same thing
> http://www.arin.net/policy/2002_3.html
> I suspect that a suitable combination of all of these proposals would 
> have
> a good chance of getting through.
> Regards
> Marshall Eubanks
> On Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at 04:52  PM, Forrest wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Now, however, that ARIN is discussing proposals such as 2002-5, 2002-6 
> >> and
> >> 2002-7 (with 2002-5 & 2002-6 most likely being passed within few 
> >> months)
> >> ARIN maybe put in position of assigning smaller then /20 blocks and 
> >> that
> >> is why I suggested on ARIN ppml mailing list that current 
> >> micro-allocation
> >> wording about assiging small blocks from specifically designated larger
> >> blocks be made a separate policy that would apply to all small 
> >> allocations &
> >> asignments being made directly by ARIN. If you think its a good idea to
> >> make this a policy, please do send your feedback to ARIN or bring it up
> >> on ppml mailing list and then ARIN can work on this futher to make it a
> >> policy.
> >>
> >
> > Proposal 2002-7 is exactly what is needed in my opinion.  I wish I'd 
> > seen
> > it before I posted here earlier, since it basically identifies every
> > problem I mentioned.
> >
> > http://www.arin.net/policy/2002_7.html
> >
> > Forrest
> >
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