Re: [sig-policy] Summary of discussion: prop-087 - redux
> > prop-086: Global policy for IPv4 allocations by the IANA post
> > exhaustion
> 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.
ARIN has already return address space recently. It's not
impossible that it will happen again.
It is also possible that non-RIR entities will attempt to return
space directly to IANA of any size. If IANA receives this space,
than the proposal would provide a framework for redistribution.
> 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.
ARIN has set aside a /10 to provide for transition mechanism.
> 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
If you would, please review the answers we've provided to Philip
on this same topic.
> 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.
As just answered to both Izumi-san and Philip, we would entertain
changes to this global policy proposal. Some feedback already
provided us include the idea that address space under soft
landing policies would not be considered when determining whether
an RIR has exhausted its free pool. Along with that, minimum
allocation sizes for soft landing policies would not be used in
decided the size of address blocks that IANA would use to evenly
distribute addresses to eligible RIRs.
Open to discussion, of course.
One of the authors of prop-086