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ARIN XXIII Public Policy Meeting Day 1 Notes - 27 April 2009

Meeting Called to Order

Speaker: John Curran, Acting ARIN President and CEO

Transcript

John Curran opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance.
John began the first day of the ARIN XXIII Public Policy Meeting by making meeting-related announcements and introducing those present from the ARIN Board of Trustees, the ARIN Advisory Council, and the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council. He also acknowledged those colleagues from the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) in attendance and introduced ARIN's directors and Meeting Fellowship winners. John noted that other features of the meeting included the Registration and Billing Services Help Desks, the ARIN Information Center, and a First Timer Lunch. He continued with the following announcements:

  • 130 total registered ARIN attendees, including 31 first-time attendees. There were also 31 registered remote participants.
  • Thank you to ARIN XXIII network connectivity sponsor Time Warner Cable Business Class.
  • Discussed the First-Timer Luncheon and held the First-Timer Luncheon Raffle, which was won by Steve Dodd.
  • Noted that daily surveys are available online via the ARIN website, and encouraged all attendees and remote participants to enter, winners for the previous day will be selected at the opening of the meeting each morning.  The winner for the Sunday survey was Donnovan Wint.
  • Introduced Paul Vixie, Chairman of ARIN's Board of Trustees, for the purpose of reviewing the rules of discussion to be followed throughout the meeting.

John reviewed the meeting agenda and the printed materials given to each attendee.

At the beginning of the meeting, approximately 130 people were in attendance.

Paul Vixie moderated discussions throughout the day.

[ARIN offered the opportunity for remote participation throughout the meeting. Comments from remote participants are read aloud at the meeting and are integrated into the meeting report. There were 40 registered remote participants at the start of policy discussions..]

Regional PDP Report

Speaker: Einar Bohlin, Policy Analyst

Presentation: PDF PPT PPTX
Transcript

Einar Bohlin discussed policy development in the 5 RIR regions, and offered comparisons to show the global interest in specific resource issues. Einar pointed out the value of the comparative policy table available on the NRO website which is updated about four times annually.

Highlights included:

  • Proposals were broken out by resource category: IPv4, IPv6, ASN, and Other
  • Proposals were charted for comparison of status in the other regions

Internet Number Resource Status Report

Speaker: Leslie Nobile, ARIN Director of Registration Services

Presentation: PDF PPT PPTX
Transcript

Leslie Nobile presented an NRO report on the current status of all IPv4 address, IPv6 address, and Autonomous System number resources as of 31 March 2009. This report is updated quarterly by all the RIRs and provides up-to-date statistics on rates of IPv4, IPv6, and AS number resource consumption.
Highlights included:

  • Status of the 256/8s and IPv4 allocation rates by region from 1999 to 2008, and for the 1st quarter of 2009
  • ASN assignment rates by region from 1999 to 2008, and for the 1st quarter of 2009
  • IPv6 allocations to the RIRs, and RIR IPv6 allocations by region from 1999 to 2008, and for the 1st quarter of 2009
  • Links to all the historical data and raw statistics

2009-1: Transfer Policy

Speaker: John Curran, Acting ARIN President and CEO, and Dan Alexander, ARIN Advisory Council

Intro: PDF PPT PPTX
Transcript

John Curran presented an introduction to the proposal. Highlights included:

  • Advisory Council shepherds: Dan Alexander and David Farmer
  • Introduced on PPML on 24 March 2009 using the Board’s emergency policy development process under the PDP and designated as a draft policy. This is the first discussion of this draft policy at an ARIN meeting.
  • Presentation of Staff Impact Analysis, Legal Review, Staff Comments, and overview of PPML discussion activity. [see presentation and transcript links above for details]

John Curran, representing the Board of Trustees, continued with the presentation of the proposal.
Highlights included:

  • Enumerating the differences between 2008-6 and 2009-1: removal of the Sunset clause, making the policy applicable to all types of resources, and defining “organization”
  • Discussion focused on the merit of the draft policy not on the process under which it was developed.

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

At the end of discussion, Paul Vixie took a straw poll to determine the sense of the room, and requested that remote participants submit their votes. After the tally was conducted, Paul stated that this information would be provided to the Advisory Council for use in its deliberations.

IANA Activities Report

Speaker: Leo Vegoda

Presentation: PDF
Transcript

Leo Vegoda began by offering an overview of his presentation, which featured information on IPv4 Address Space registry, ongoing research and IETF and DNS activities.

Highlights included:

  • Global Policy updates
  • Status updates on the IPv4 and AS Number pools
  • IETF work
  • New views of Registry Data
  • Automating & reverse DNS management

IPv4 Distribution Options for the Last Eights

Speaker: Jean Camp

Presentation: PDF PPT PPTX
Report: Abstract Full Report
Transcript

Jean Camp presented her study of IPv4 distribution options as run out approaches, with an examination of “fairness” and how to best encourage uptake of IPv6.  Highlights included:

  • Defining the assumptions used for the study and the potential problems they present
  • Exploring multiple definitions of fairness, and looking at how application of each would change how the last IPv4 resources are distributed
  • Examining how different IPv4 distribution models impact IPv6 uptake
  • Modeling the impact the different approaches on the IPv4 resource run out timeline

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

2008-7: Identify Invalid WHOIS POC's

Speaker: Marla Azinger

WHOIS Cleanup: PDF PPT PPTX
Intro: PDF PPT PPTX
Presentation: PDF PPT PPTX
Transcript

John Curran presented an introduction to the proposal. Highlights included:

  • Advisory Council shepherds: Marla Azinger and Heather Schiller
  • Introduced on PPML on 26 August 2008. It was discussed at ARIN XXII and the Caribbean Sector meetings in Nassau, Bahamas and Bridgetown Barbados. It was transitioned to the new PDP 7 January 2009 and designated as a draft policy on 23 March 2009. The proposal was revised on 2 April 2009.
  • Presentation of Staff Impact Analysis, Legal Review, Staff Comments, and overview of PPML discussion activity. [see presentation and transcript links above for details]

John invited Leslie Nobile to address the ongoing WHOIS cleanup project currently underway.  After Leslie presented the details of the current effort, Marla Azinger, as one of the shepherds, continued with the presentation of the proposal. She provided a summary of the proposal and the rationale behind it.

Discussion Highlights included:

  • Expanding the time period allotted for the proposed WHOIS data cleanup
  • The importance of marking records as invalid rather than removing invalid records
  • Potential “slippery slope” toward resource reclamation

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

At the end of discussion, Paul Vixie took a straw poll to determine the sense of the room, and requested that remote participants submit their votes on several questions related to this draft policy. After the tally was conducted, Paul stated that this information would be provided to the Advisory Council for use in its deliberations.

An Analysis of ARIN NetHandles with OriginAS Data Co-authored by Okhee Kim, Kotikapaludi Sriram, Oliver Borchert, Patrick Gleichmann, and Doug Montgomery

Speaker: Kotikapaludi Sriram

Presentation: PDF PPT PPTX
Transcript

Kotikapaludi Sriram presented an analysis of ARIN NetHandles with OriginAS Data and an analysis of RIR/IRR Registry data that was undertaken as part of a study of BGP security at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Highlights included:

  • Investigating the question of the accuracy and completeness of RIR/IRR data
  • How improving this data could enable new BGP robustness mechanisms
  • Compared ARIN NetHandle stats against BGP updates and RIB data
  • Suggested that RIRs and ISPs encourage route registration, consistent Org ID useage, and SIDR RPKI trials and testing

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Business Process Review

Speaker: Erika Goedrich

Presentation: PDF PPT PPTX
Transcript

Erika presented a report on the ARIN Business Process Reengineering project.

Highlights included:

  • Defining business process reengineering and why this project is a natural progression in the development to ARIN web functionality.
  • Provided a status report of the As-Is process review
  • Explained the pending As-Is assessment and the questions to be answered
  • Outlined the goals for To-Be processes

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Web Accounts Demo

Speaker: Andy Newton

Presentation: PDF PPT PPTX
Transcript

Andy gave a demonstration of ARIN web account functionality that is pending release.  He explained the process under which new features are being added and tested.

Highlights included:

  • A demo of the three major features included in the pending 2.0 release: Ticket Tracking, Ask ARIN, and Message Center
  • Explained how these features are tied into improved “back-end” management systems used by ARIN staff
  • Outlined features planned for future releases
  • Reviewed the “engineering behind the engineering” – how ARIN is developing and testing these systems.

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

2009-4: IPv4 Recovery Fund

Speaker: Leo Bicknell, ARIN Advisory Council

Intro: PDF PPT PPTX
Presentation: PDF
Transcript

John Curran presented an introduction to the proposal. Highlights included:

  • Advisory Council shepherds: Cathy Aronson and Bill Darte
  • Introduced on PPML on 23 March 2009 and designated as a draft policy.  This is the first discussion of this draft policy at an ARIN meeting.
  • Presentation of Staff Impact Analysis, Legal Review, Staff Comments, and overview of PPML discussion activity. [see presentation and transcript links above for details]

Leo Bicknell as a co-author of the proposal, continued with the presentation of the proposal. Leo presented the text of the proposal and then the rationale.
Discussion Highlights included:

  • Concerns about the legal implications and financial responsibilities created by this policy
  • The potential this policy opens for ARIN to “scavenge” for IPv4 address blocks
  • Questions about how this would integrate with transfer policies that have been adopted

For discussion details, please see the transcript.
At the end of discussion, Paul Vixie took a straw poll to determine the sense of the room, and requested that remote participants submit their votes. After the tally was conducted, Paul stated that this information would be provided to the Advisory Council for use in its deliberations.

Open Microphone

Moderator: Paul Vixie, ARIN Chairman of the Board

Transcript

Paul Vixie opened the microphone for comments from the floor.  Topics of discussion included:

  • The purpose of the ARIN Government Working Group
  • A request for an explanation of the implementation status of 2008-6
  • How does ARIN plan to remain relevant in a developing IPv4 transfer market
  • A request for a review of the emergency policy process in the PDP
  • In regard to an exisiting “black market” for resource transfers, there was a reminder that ARIN has a Fraud Reporting process, and a request that if community members are aware of wrongdoing that they use this process so that ARIN can investigate and take appropriate action

Closing Announcements and Adjournment

Speaker: John Curran, Acting ARIN President and CEO

Transcript

John Curran concluded by extending thanks to the network connectivity sponsor Time Warner Cable Business Class. He reminded the audience about the ARIN social that evening, and that Day 2 of the ARIN Public Policy Meeting would begin at 9:00 AM with a BoF on the future of SWIPs to be held immediately following.