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[arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment

Well said, Heather.

Owen

On Oct 7, 2010, at 11:40 AM, Heather Schiller wrote:

> Obtaining v6 address space is not the problem, deployment is.  Giving
> people IPv6 space is *not* the same thing as deployment.  If getting
> space is the problem, that should be addressed in policy.  Unlike a
> couple of years ago, we aren't hearing a cacophony of folks who can
> not get an IPv6 prefix.  It's likely that most people who want space
> can get it, more importantly they can get it in a timely manner that
> would not interfere with their deployment plans.   Massively assigning
> space doesn't come with a person to design your addressing plan,
> updated software tools to support and configure, or turn v6 on your
> routers.
> 
> In fact, I would argue against forced assignment - because monitoring
> number of requests from the RIR may be a useful measure of potential
> v6 adoption - if nothing else, it's an indication of the number of
> organizations who have given it enough consideration to request a
> prefix.  By letting folks request v6 on their own, you have a handy
> list of folks who need outreach.
> 
> --Heather
> 
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 11:46 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> 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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