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[arin-ppml] Updated text for Simplified IPv6 Policy

On 12/23/2009 2:59 PM, Geoffrey Keating wrote:
> Scott Leibrand writes:
>> 6.2.3.2 X-Small (/48)
>>
>> To qualify for a /48 allocation or assignment, an organization must:
>>
>>      * Be multihomed, per section 2.7, and qualify for an ASN per section
>>        5; or
>>      * Serve at least 1000 hosts; or
>>      * Demonstrate efficient utilization of all direct IPv4 assignments
>>        and allocations, each of which must be covered by any current ARIN
>>        RSA; or
>>      * Qualify for a Micro-allocations for Internal Infrastructure per
>>        6.2.3.2.1.
>>      
> ...
>    
>> 6.2.3.3 Small (/40)
>>
>> To qualify for a /40 allocation or assignment, an organization must
>> qualify for two or more /48s.
>>      
> I found the interpretation of this a bit confusing.  Does it mean:
>
> * Be multihomed at more than one distinct site, or
>    
Yes...

> * Be multihomed through 4 upstreams and qualify for 2 ASNs, or
>    
No...

> * Serve at least 2000 hosts, or
>    
Yes...

> * ?? not sure how the third bullet can be doubled
>    sensibly---perhaps with efficient utilisation at more than one RIR? :-), or
>    
Don't even bother.  :-)

> * Qualify for both an X-Small allocation and a Micro-allocation?
>    
Possibly...

> Or does it mean
>
> * Has two customers (or itself plus one customer, more likely) each of
>    which qualifies for a /48?
>    
Yes...

> I think some of those are unintended, perhaps it would be better to
> list out the precise criteria.
>    

The basic idea is, if you qualify for more than a /48, you get a /40.  
This seems to be an area that several folks think needs improvement, so 
I'd welcome suggestions.

Thanks for the feedback,
Scott