Re: [sig-policy] Summary of discussion: prop-087 - redux
i can not help but comment on this masterpiece of hypocrisy. it is
worthy of a museum exhibit.
arin believes that folk in the arin region should return unused space to
arin, where they got it. but they seem unable to induce that arin, in
turn, should return the unused space to the iana, whence arin got it.
the proposal would lead one to believe that returned space would be
equally shared between rirs. but actually, only one rir will exhaust
their resources at a time, meaning that the entire pool of returned
space would be given to that rir. and, as arin has no final /8 or
whatever policy, just guess which rir that will be.
the arin lot claim to have rewritten the proposal to make it more fair.
by fair, they seem to think that they should end up with space from
other rirs, and also dictate other rirs' policies by banning transfers
of reclaimed resources that are distributed back to rirs. meaning
prop-050 can't be applied to any theoretical space apnic got from iana
via this arin proposal.
rirs which want to have strong policies for their final space get last
access to returned space. one would think that prudent practices would
be rewarded, not penalized.
in particular, apnic's last /8 policy means apnic would be at the end of
the line for any returned space.
i strongly discourage adoption of this policy
randy, about to be ex-chair
ps: amusing that the authors have not even had the manners to respond to
direct questions on list