Day Three: Highlights From Wednesday
Address Policy Working Group Update
Two Address Policy Working Group sessions were held on Wednesday. A couple of main points in the proposal 2010-01, “Temporary Internet Number Assignment Policy’” were highlighted: timeline and fair assignment mechanisms. The discussion will continue on the Address Policy mailing list. Comments on proposal 2010-02, “Allocations from the last /8”, were collected and led to comparisons with the other RIRs. The main focus of the discussion was on whether the proposed policy should come into effect immediately when the RIPE NCC receives the last /8 or later, when the equivalent of /8 is left in the RIPE NCC’s pool. Proposal 2010-03, “Global Policy State in RIPE PDP”, was also discussed and will be discussed further on the mailing list. Several comments and various opinions were expressed during the discussion on the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 PI assignments. The working group decided that it is important to continue to consider the two protocols separately so that the deployment of IPv6 can be supported. There also seemed to be not much need to change the wording of the PI policies as they stand today.
Rob Blokzijl also made a presentation on the text, “Principles for Number Resources Registration Policies”, to solicit the production of a registration policy. This text, written by Rob and Daniel Karrenberg, was distributed to the mailing list earlier in the day. The text is meant to define the role of the RIPE NCC as registry, particularly after the unallocated IPv4 address space runs out. The presentation received a good response, with most of the audience welcoming the initiative and stressing its importance in relation to other policy proposals already in the PDP.
Cooperation Working Group Update
The Cooperation Working Group filled its afternoon slot with discussions on the preparations for IGF 2010 and the IP address management aspirations of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The Working Group approved a draft statement from the RIPE community on IPv6 and the ITU, which will be presented to the community for final discussion and sign-off in the Closing Plenary on Friday.
Routing Working Group Update
The document for IPv6 routing recommendations resulted in lengthy discussions, just as at RIPE 59. Consensus was reached in order to further improve the document in regards to aggregation and filtering recommendations. The survey produced by Benno Overeinder and Maarten Botterman triggered a lot of discussion on different ways of implementing routing security on the Internet.
NCC Services Working Group
Arne Kiessling gave an update on the 2007-1 project which prompted suggestions from the audience on ways to facilitate finding the users of orphaned resources. The RIPE NCC will send information about the next steps of this project to the NCC Services mailing list before the next meeting. Mirjam Kühne gave an update on RIPE Labs and Robert Kisteleki gave an overview of allocation and assignment trends.