ARIN-PPML Message

[ppml] Fw: IRS goes IPv6!

[ Forwarded from NANOG, for those that aren't on it, and edited for 
brevity ]

Thus spake "Jeroen Massar" <jeroen at unfix.org>
> I Ar Es,
>
> At least they have received the 2610:30::/32 allocation from ARIN.
> Lets see if they how taxing they find IPv6 ;)
...
> OrgName:    Internal Revenue Service
...
> NetRange:   2610:0030:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000 -
> 2610:0030:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF
> CIDR:       2610:0030:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000/32
...
> NetType:    Direct Allocation

How, exactly, did the IRS manage to get a direct allocation from ARIN?  Did 
they somehow qualify as an LIR?  Did they snow the staffers?  Did the US 
Govt put some sort of pressure on ARIN?

If end sites like the IRS can get direct allocations today, perhaps all this 
discussion about PI space is moot and we don't need 2005-1 et al.

S

Stephen Sprunk        "Stupid people surround themselves with smart
CCIE #3723           people.  Smart people surround themselves with
K5SSS         smart people who disagree with them."  --Aaron Sorkin