[arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 11:46, William Herrin <bill at> 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."

What size allocation would you assign to any given AS?  For those who
do not hold any resources besides an AS?

While I like the idea of making it easy as possible to get IPv6 space,
there needs to be some planning and responsibility behind getting this

Andrew Koch
andrew.koch at
gawul00 at