Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

12 June 2001



  • Alec Peterson, Chairman
  • Steve Corbato
  • Bill Darte
  • Avi Freedman
  • Bill Manning
  • Kevin Martin
  • Guy Middleton
  • Justin Newton
  • Barbara Roseman
  • Cathy Wittbrodt
  • Ray Plzak, ARIN President
  • Susan Hamlin, Recording Secretary
  • Apologies: Ron Roberts
  • Absent: Tony Li, Mark Kosters, John Sweeting, Jeremy Porter


Advisory Council Chairman Alec Peterson called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM. Roll call attendance was taken. The agenda was reviewed and adopted.

Virtual Web Hosting Recommendation: Alec read the current proposal that was placed on the public policy mailing list for final comment. This language was suggested to replace the policy that was suspended in October 2000. Some discussion followed regarding the collection of information by ARIN.

Bill Manning moved, That the ARIN Advisory Council adopt the following language and send it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for consideration:

"When an ISP submits a request for IP address space to be used for IP-based web hosting, they will supply (for informational purposes only) their technical justification for this practice. ARIN will analyze this data continuously, evaluating the need for future policy change."

Bill Darte seconded the motion. There being no discussion, a roll call vote was taken. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

IPv6 Policy Follow-up: Alec Peterson read the current proposal that was posted to the v6 and Public Policy mailing lists for final comment. The proposal read as follows:

"ARIN will allocate IPv6 addresses according to the Internet Draft This policy will be regularly reviewed and modified subject to operational experience."

There was significant discussion over the minimum allocation of a /48, with suggestions that a /56 might be more appropriate in some instances. No agreement was reached and there was no call for a vote.

Action Item: Alec Peterson will summarize the Council's discussion and put it out on the v6 mailing list to seek further input.

Multiple Maintainers: Cathy Wittbrodt raised the issue by forwarding to the AC mailing list a policy proposal put forth by ARIN member Andrew Dull of InterNap.

The Council summarized the discussion on this issue that took place at the ARIN VII meeting, and continued to talk about various scenarios and rational for changing the policy. No agreement was reached.

Action item: Cathy Wittbrodt will introduce Andrew Dull's proposal and the issue in general on the Public Policy mailing list.

Action Item: Staff will send the Advisory Council a summary of the revenue impact of collapsing multiple maintainers.

Adjournment: Justin Newton moved that the meeting adjourn at 5:07 PM. Cathy Wittbrodt seconded the motion, which was then passed by unanimous vote.