The Internet Numbers Registry System
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Network Working Group                                         R. Housley
Internet-Draft                                       Vigil Security, LLC
Obsoletes: 2050 (if approved)                                  J. Curran
Intended status: Informational                                      ARIN
Expires: August 31, 2013                                       G. Huston
                                                                   APNIC
                                                               D. Conrad
                                                        Virtualized, LLC
                                                              March 2013

                  The Internet Numbers Registry System
                    draft-housley-rfc2050bis-00.txt

Abstract

   This document provides information about the current Internet Numbers
   Registry System used in the distribution of globally unique Internet
   Protocol (IP) address space and autonomous system (AS) numbers.

   This document also provides information about the processes for
   further evolution of the Internet Numbers Registry System.

   This document replaces RFC 2050.

   This document does not propose any changes to the Internet Numbers
   Registry System.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Internet Numbers Registry System Structure . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  Internet Numbers Registry Technical Considerations . . . . . .  4
   4.  Internet Numbers Registry Evolution  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   5.  Summary of Changes Since RFC 2050  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   8.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

1.  Introduction and Goals

   The administrative structures of the Internet Numbers Registry System
   described in this document are largely the result of the interaction
   of operational practices, existing routing technology, number
   resource assignments that have occurred over time, and network
   architectural history.  Further discussion and analysis of these
   interactions are outside the scope of this document.

   Internet number resources are currently distributed according to the
   following (non-exclusive) goals:

      

       1) Allocation Pool Management: Due to the fixed lengths of IP
          addresses and AS numbers, the pools from which these resources
          are allocated are finite.  As such, allocations must be made
          in accordance with the operational needs of those running the
          networks that make use of these number resources and by taking
          into consideration pool limitations at the time of allocation.

       2) Hierarchical Allocation: Given current routing technology, the
          distribution of IP addresses in a hierarchical manner
          increases the likelihood of continued scaling of the
          Internet's routing system.  As such, it is a goal to allocate
          IP addresses in such a way that permits these addresses
          aggregated into a minimum number of routing announcements.
          However, whether IP addresses are actually announced to the
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