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Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Thursday, 14 June 2007
Teleconference

Minutes

Attendees:

  • John Curran, Chair
  • Scott Bradner, Secretary
  • Lee Howard, Treasurer ¬†
  • Bill Manning, Trustee
  • Ray Plzak, President
  • Paul Vixie, Trustee
  • Bill Woodcock, Trustee¬†

ARIN Staff:

  • Einar Bohlin, Recording Secretary
  • Nate Davis
  • Richard Jimmerson

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. EDT. The presence of quorum was noted.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair called for any comments. Scott Bradner stated he would like to raise a point of order before the rest of the agenda items. The Chair added Scott's request as agenda item #3.

3. Point of Order Raised by Scott Bradner

Scott stated that Policy Proposals 2007-1: Reinstatement of PGP Authentication Method; 2007-2: Documentation of the Mail-From Authentication Method; and, 2007-3: Documentation of the X.509 Authentication Method, were operational procedures, were not policy, and should not be in the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).

He said he would be making three motions; and, presented the motions to the Board. Lee Howard agreed that the proposals were not policy. Bill Woodcock agreed stating that the intent was to make PGP available. Ray Plzak agreed with Scott, and suggested that the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP) could have been used, or that a Board member could have brought this issue directly to a Board meeting. The Chair also agreed that the ACSP could have been used.

Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees directs the ARIN staff to use cryptographic authentication mechanisms whenever possible on all communications concerning the management of number resources."

He then added,

"As part of the background for the motion but not part of the motion, the Board recommends that the ARIN staff develop training materials to assist those communicating with ARIN about the management of number resources to make use of cryptographic authentication mechanisms in their communications with ARIN."

This was seconded by Bill Woodcock. The Chair called for discussion. Bill Woodcock noted that this would encourage staff to use cryptographic authentication mechanisms where ever possible, but it leaves the members open to decide what they want to do. The Chair agreed that it does not require members to use cryptographic authentication.

Scott Bradner requested that ARIN staff develop materials to make it easier for members to use cryptographic authentication.

The Chair called for a roll call vote. The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees rejects Policy Proposals 2007-1: Reinstatement of PGP Authentication Method; 2007-2: Documentation of the Mail-From Authentication Method; and, 2007-3: Documentation of the X.509 Authentication Method."

This was seconded by Bill Woodcock. The Chair called for discussion. Lee Howard noted that the proposals should not be in the NRPM. Bill Woodcock requested that the authors, and the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), be thanked for their efforts.

Lee Howard was tasked to provide text for the announcement.

The Chair dropped from the call and was rejoined a minute later. The Chair called for a roll call vote.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

Scott Bradner moved that:

"I move that the ARIN staff work with the ARIN AC to develop proposals to be introduced into the ARIN public policy process remove non-policy related material from the NRPM."

This was seconded by Lee Howard. The Chair called for discussion. There was no further discussion. The Chair called for a roll call vote.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

Scott Bradner stated that the next three agenda items were moot points as they had already been discussed. This was noted by the Chair, who moved the meeting to agenda Item 6.

4. Discussion of Policy Proposal 2007-1: Reinstatement of PGP Authentication Method

Discussed previously.

5. Discussion of Policy Proposal 2007-2: Documentation of the Mail-From Authentication Method

Discussed previously.

6. Discussion of Policy Proposal 2007-3: Documentation of the X.509 Authentication Method

Discussed previously.

7. General Counsel's Report

ARIN's General Counsel provided a confidential attorney/client privileged report to the Board.

8. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any comments. Ray Plzak stated the deadline for voting via email for the five policy proposals expired the previous day; with two Board members failing to vote (Bill Manning and Paul Vixie). He explained that voting can take place now; or the online voting deadline could be extended. The Chair asked if there was any objection to voting via email that required discussion, or if folks simply forgot to reply to the mail. Bill Manning apologized for forgetting to reply. There was no objection to voting at this time.

Ray Plzak moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the ARIN Advisory Council, and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, adopts Policy Proposal 2007-4: Changes to IPv6 Policy - Removal of "Interim" Consideration."

Scott Bradner then suggesting amending the motion to adopt all 5 policy proposals.

Ray Plzak moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the ARIN Advisory Council, and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, adopts Policy Proposal 2007-4: Changes to IPv6 Policy - Removal of "Interim" Consideration; Policy Proposal 2007-7: Creation of Policy for Subsequent End-User IP Requests/Assignments; Policy Proposal 2007-8: Transfer Policy Clarifications; Policy Proposal 2007-9: Modernization of ISP Immediate Need Policy; and Policy Proposal 2007-11: Refinement of ISP Initial Allocation Policy."

This was seconded by Lee Howard. The Chair called for discussion. There was no further discussion.
The Chair called for a roll call vote.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

9. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 9:47 a.m. EDT. Scott Bradner moved to adjourn, and this was seconded by Lee Howard. The motion carried unanimously.