Translating into a better understanding of policy

By on 2 Sep 2015

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There were sufficient responses in the results of the 2014 APNIC Member and Stakeholder Survey to ensure that a commitment to provide some translation support in the policy area made it onto the Survey response tracker as a commitment from the Secretariat.

The action item was that: “From APNIC 40 onwards, an overview of policies to be discussed and a report of the policy discussions at the Policy SIG will be made available in multiple languages.”

So now, in the lead up to the Policy SIG and the Open Policy Meeting next week in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Secretariat has posted summaries of the policy proposals to be discussed at APNIC 40; translated into the following languages:

  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Then we will follow-up with a Policy SIG report after the close of the meeting. This will become a regular feature of our Policy Development procedures in response to request from the community.

The summaries are available on the Policy page of the APNIC 40 conference site and on the Policy Proposals page where you find links to the status page of all past and present policy proposals.

Of course, the summary is available in English. The English version is copied below for easy reference.

Policy Proposals to be discussed at APNIC 40

The Open Policy Meeting on 10 September 2015 at APNIC 40 in Jakarta, Indonesia will consider the following policy proposals.

Interested participants should join the mailing list discussion and attend the Policy SIG meeting either in person or by remote participation.

prop – 113: Modification in the IPv4 eligibility criteria

This is a proposal to remove multihoming (connectivity with two ISPs or to a public IXP) as a mandatory requirement for end-user organizations to obtain IPv4 addresses from APNIC .

End-user organizations would be able to receive IPv4 addresses by stating that they intend to be multihomed and to advertise the prefixes within 6 months.

Organizations requesting a delegation under these terms must demonstrate they are able to use 25% of the requested addresses immediately and 50% within one year.

prop – 114: Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria

This is a proposal to remove multihoming (connectivity with two ISPs or to a public IXP) as a mandatory requirement for end-user organizations to obtain an Autonomous System Number (ASN) from APNIC.

To obtain an ASN from APNIC, requesters must demonstrate they will be multihomed upon receiving an ASN, or within a reasonably short time thereafter. They demonstrate this by supplying details of two other Autonomous Systems with which they intend to interconnect.

This policy change would allow organizations that already have their own IPv4 addresses to obtain an ASN by simply stating that they intend to multihome at some time in the future.

prop – 115: Registration of detailed assignment information in whois DB

This proposal argues that the use of IPv4 address sharing technologies (such as CGNAT) and the deployment of IPv6 are making it more difficult to filter out unwanted traffic from specific address ranges. This leads to destructive over-filtering, which blocks more addresses than necessary.

The proposal suggests the community considers some method of extending the registration requirements, so that network operators can more accurately identify the source of unwanted traffic and filter those narrow ranges in order to protect their networks.

The additional information required would be IPv4 ‘port range’ information for shared IPv4 addresses and assignment prefix size for specific IPv6 addresses.

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