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[arin-ppml] early experimenter /32 catch-22

On 10/7/2010 12:27 PM, Andrew Dul - andrew.dul wrote:
> We told people to go out and get a /32 to get some experience with IPv6,
> so a lot of people went out and were allocated /32s.  Now that we are
> actually getting ready to deploy production networks a number of the large
> providers need to get larger blocks to address their networks even though
> they haven't used up their current /32.
>
> Seems like we need a simple policy that will either allow an ISP to return
> the /32 in exchange for a larger block or get an additional larger block
> that they can renumber into.
>
> This "production" block should be justified based upon current customer
> count, an expected growth rate over the next 5-10 years, and the expected
> network topology assuming some regional aggregation for large networks.
>
> Some thoughts for discussion...
>

I really have to disagree with this.  These "experimental" blocks are
one-shot things and once they are returned we won't have this as a 
problem in the future.  I see no need to clutter up policy.

All you should have to do is put down "Returning IPv6 /32 block" as part 
of the justification you submit to the ARIN hostmaster for a larger IPv6 
block.

I would suggest that anyone in this situation start by e-mailing the
ARIN hostmaster and ask if doing it this way would be OK.  If not, THEN
let's consider policy additions.

Ted

> Andrew
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