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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-7: Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update
Status:

Under discussion

 
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 29 January 2014

Origin - ARIN-prop-200

Draft Policy - 29 January 2014

Revised - 4 March 2014

Recommended Draft Policy - 25 March 2014

 

 

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ARIN Public Policy Meeting: ARIN PPC At NANOG 60
ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
Andrew Dul, Robert Seastrom

ARIN Board of Trustees:
Revisions Implementation
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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-7
Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update

Date: 25 March 2014

AC's assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy:

"Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update enables fair and
impartial number resource administration by updating the requirements
for an IXP to obtain a micro allocation. The changes are a precise
change (2->3 IXP members) to existing policy. The policy is technically
sound and meets the overarching technical requirements of conservation,
aggregation, and registration. This policy has received a number of
statements in support of this proposal on the mailing list and in Nanog
Atlanta PPC."

Problem Statement:

Two networks interconnecting are generally considered to be private peers. The current policy allows an IXP to receive a micro-allocation with only two devices. Given IPv4 exhaustion and the growth of IXPs in North America it is prudent to raise the minimum criteria so that micro-allocation space is not wasted.

Policy statement:

Change the following sentence in Section 4.4 from:

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of two total), ASN, and contact information.

To:

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of three total), ASN, and contact information.

Comments:
a.Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b.Anything else:

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ARIN Staff and Legal Assessment

ARIN-prop-2014-7 – “Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update”

Date of Assessment: 04 Mar 2014

1. Summary (Staff Understanding)

This proposal would modify existing NRPM section 4.4 to require Exchange Point Operators to have a minimum of three participants. The rationale for this change is that with more IXPs being formed and IPv4 depletion imminent, there is a need to conserve the limited micro-allocation reserved space.

2. Comments

A. ARIN Staff Comments

This proposal would have no operational impact and could be implemented as written.

B. ARIN General Counsel - Legal Assessment

The policy does not create legal concerns.

3. Resource Impact

This policy would have minimal resource impact from an implementation aspect. It is estimated that implementation would occur within 3 months after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees. The following would be needed in order to implement:

· Updated guidelines and internal procedures

· Staff training

4. Proposal Text

Problem Statement:

Two networks interconnecting are generally considered to be private peers. The current policy allows an IXP to receive a micro-allocation with only two devices. Given IPv4 exhaustion and the growth of IXPs in North America it is prudent to raise the minimum criteria so that micro-allocation space is not wasted.

Policy statement:

Change the following paragraph in Section 4.4 from:
Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of two total), ASN, and contact information.

To:

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of three total), ASN, and contact information.

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