Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

Thursday, 16 November 2006



  • Alec Peterson, (AP) Vice Chair
  • Dan Alexander (DA)
  • Cathy Aronson (CA)
  • Marla Azinger (MA)
  • Leo Bicknell (LB)
  • Bill Darte (BD)
  • Mark Kosters (MK)
  • Matt Pounsett (MP)
  • Lea Roberts (LR)
  • Alex Rubenstein (AR)
  • Robert Seastrom (RS)
  • Stacy Taylor (ST)
  • Suzanne Woolf (SW)

ARIN Staff:

  • Einar Bohlin, (EB) Policy Analyst
  • Nate Davis, (ND) Director of Operations
  • Richard Jimmerson, (RJ) Director of External Relations
  • Ray Plzak, (RP) President & CEO

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan


  • Heather Skanks, member-elect


  • Paul Andersen
  • Ron da Silva

1. Welcome

The Vice Chair called the meeting to order, in the absence of the Chair, at 4:04 p.m. EDT.  The presence of a quorum was noted. The Vice Chair welcomed member-elect Heather Skanks to the call as an observer.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Vice Chair requested Counsel to provide an update on legal matters. RP requested adding an item under Any Other Business regarding administrative matters.

3. Policy Proposal 2006-7

Changes to IPv6 Initial Allocation Criteria. MA reported that she attended the recent IETF meeting in San Diego and spoke with the author on options for revisions and posted them to the PPML.  She stated that responses are coming in.

4. Policy Proposal Reinstatement of PGP Authentication Method

The Vice chair suggested that this item, and items 5 and 6, be discussed simultaneously. There were no objections. The shepherds on these three proposals are MP, LB, BD and PA.  

LB stated that he had sent an email to the other shepherds to foster communication going with the three authors of these three proposals.  BD stated he had no update at this time. MK stated that he was one of the authors, and had not received an email from any of the shepherds. LB stated he would re-send the email.

5. Policy Proposal Documentation of the X.509 Authentication Method

This topic discussed previously with agenda item 4.

6. Policy Proposal: Documentation of the Mail-From Authentication Method

This topic discussed previously with agenda item 4.

7. RIR Trip Report – RIPE 53 (October)

MA provided a brief overview of the report she sent to the AC's list of her observance of the RIPE meeting. The Vice Chair thanked her for the report.

8. AC Projects

A. Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) IPv6 Editing.  LR reported that she had no update at this time and it may be January before she could address the item.

B. PPML Polling.  RP stated that ARIN staff has analyzed the problem, has come up with some possible solutions, and is making good progress. He stated that he would provide more information at AC's next meeting.

9. Any Other Business

A. ARIN Counsel Update. Counsel provided a brief update of ARIN litigation matters to the AC.

B. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting. RP requested that the council decide on their schedule.
The Vice Chair stated he would discuss this item with the Chair, taking into consideration the upcoming holiday season, and send a post to the AC's list.

C. Policy Proposal 2006-2 and 2006-3. RP stated these have been ratified by the Board.

10. Adjournment

The Vice Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:19 p.m. EDT.  RS moved to adjourn, and this was seconded by ST. The motion carried unanimously.