On 1/25/14, 19:19 , Andy Linton wrote:
Dear SIG members The proposal "prop-109v001: Allocate 126.96.36.199/24 <http://188.8.131.52/24> and 184.108.40.206/24 <http://220.127.116.11/24> to APNIC Labs as Research Prefixes" has been sent to the Policy SIG for review. It will be presented at the Policy SIG at APNIC 37 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, on Thursday, 27 February 2014. We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list before the meeting. The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to express your views on the proposal: - Do you support or oppose this proposal?
Seems sensible, support it, to the extent that matters as I don't represent any resources in the APNIC region.
- Does this proposal solve a problem you are experiencing? If so, tell the community about your situation.
Maybe, would the intent be to formally make these prefixes available to other researchers for general purpose Internet research? Or is the intent to only research the traffic phenomenons associated with 18.104.22.168/24 and 22.214.171.124/24.
- Do you see any disadvantages in this proposal?
If these prefixes start to become considered Bogon prefixes by operators and they start to be filtered, is there anything to research?
- Is there anything in the proposal that is not clear?
Should operators start filtering these Prefixes as Bogons or not?
- What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more effective?
More information about the long-term intent for these prefixes would be useful. The original stated intend was to monitor them to see if they could ever be used normally. The conclusion seems to be NO! Which I would tend to agree with. However, since we seem to be saying there is "no hope" for these prefixes, a natural reaction by some operators would be to filter them. Are we being asked to not filer them so they may be used for research?
Some more specifics on the long-term intent might be helpful, especially if you don't want operators to just conclude they should filer these prefixes.
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