[arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment
With admittedly limited perspective on the implications, I support the
intention fully. Efforts to date to promote IPv6 adoption have been
typically passive and relied on non-existent market forces to drive the
transition - much more aggressive measures to promotion are welcomed.
By all means, implicate the stakeholders.
> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:46:17 -0400
> From: William Herrin<bill at herrin.us>
> 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
ljorgenson at inetco.com