ARIN-PPML Message

[ppml] Fwd: Keeping in reserve

On 5-okt-2006, at 21:46, Thomas Narten wrote:

>> Is there any reason PI /48s shouldn't be allocated with the bisection
>> method, thus removing the need to reserve space?

> I too, have the same question.

See my earlier message.

> I think it is short-sighted to assume
> that every end site will find a /48 to be enough space. Maybe most
> will. But there is no reason to lock that in today if not really
> necessary. So, better to allocate using sparse allocation. Keep our
> options open.

So what is the downside of simply giving out an additional, non- 
growable prefix when a /48 isn't enough?

Or just give out the space that would have been reserved immediately,  
i.e., give out /44s instead of /48s?