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[arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment

Bill

By having ARIN assign these resources pre-emptively, are you advocating that
the assignment fee for all entities, both end-users and service providers, be
waived?

I don't think that fee would be a show-stopper for my end-user organization
when v6 becomes mission-critical.  However, it does prevent me from reserving
our assignments now to start doing integration tests and trials.  If we could
get an assignment now, for free, it would give technical folk here more time
to prepare for dual-stacking.

Having already signed an RSA for our v4 and AS number resources, and given
that we already pay the yearly fee, the v6 assignment would cost us nothing
more.  I can easily justify that.

IIRC many of the objections over providing free space to end-users centered
around multihoming.  Since it seems clear that multihoming using BGP will
continue at least for now, at least those objections should be quieted.

-Brian Knight 
Sr. Network Engineer 
Mizuho Securities USA Inc
http://www.mizuhosecurities.com/ 


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of William Herrin
> Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 10:46 AM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: [arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> Over the course of the week I've had the opportunity to talk 
> to a number of wonderful folks in the operator community here 
> at the meeting in Atlanta. As expected we often talked of 
> IPv6 and in some cases the conversation wandered to a 
> question that has puzzled me for some time:
> 
> "Why not look in the BGP table, take every announced ARIN AS 
> number and preemptively assign IPv6 addresses to each 
> associated organization that doesn't already have them? Not 
> forever of course... give it three years and then the 
> assignments evaporate unless claimed by signing an RSA and 
> paying the annual fees."
> 
> When I posed this question the responses were largely 
> variants on, "That would make too much sense."
> 
> So I put it to the list. Have we some stick rammed far enough 
> up our collective backside that we're willing to tell people: 
> you MUST deploy IPv6, it alone will save the Internet's soul. 
> And oh by the way you need our permission to start for real. 
> So fill out the form, make your checks payable and we'll get 
> back to you.
> 
> For your consideration,
> Bill Herrin
> 
> 
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