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[arin-ppml] Application requests for IPv6?

> Can you get IPv6 without including legacy addresses in the requisite
> RSA? Section b appears to say "no".
> 
> Best,
> 
> -M<
> ____________________________

From the NRPM:

6.5.8.1. Criteria
To qualify for a direct assignment, an organization must:
not be an IPv6 LIR; and
qualify for an IPv4 assignment or allocation from ARIN under the IPv4 policy currently in effect, or demonstrate efficient utilization of all direct IPv4 assignments and allocations, each of which must be covered by any current ARIN RSA, or be a qualifying Community Network as defined in Section 2.8, with assignment criteria defined in section 6.5.9.


So, if you're not already an IPv6 LIR (ISP) then you have to meet ONE of the criteria from section b:

	+	Qualify for IPv4 under existing policy currently in effect
or	+	demonstrate efficient utilization of all IPv4 assignments and allocations with each being
		covered by an RSA or LRSA.
or	+	Be a qualifying Community Network as defined in Section 2.8.

Note that the first one and third one do not require your IPv4 space to be covered by RSA or
LRSA.

In addition to this, this policy will soon be superseded by 2010-8 which will replace it with
the following text:

6.5.8. Direct assignments from ARIN to end-user organizations

6.5.8.1 Initial Assignment Criteria

Organizations may justify an initial assignment for addressing devices 
directly attached to their own network infrastructure, with an intent 
for the addresses to begin operational use within 12 months, by meeting 
one of the following criteria:

a. Having a previously justified IPv4 end-user assignment from ARIN or 
one of its predecessor registries, or;

b. Currently being IPv6 Multihomed or immediately becoming IPv6 
Multihomed and using an assigned valid global AS number, or;

c. By having a network that makes active use of a minimum of 2000 IPv6 
addresses within 12 months, or;

d. By having a network that makes active use of a minimum of 200 /64 
subnets within 12 months, or;

e. By providing a reasonable technical justification indicating why IPv6 
addresses from an ISP or other LIR are unsuitable.

Examples of justifications for why addresses from an ISP or other LIR 
may be unsuitable include, but are not limited to:

• An organization that operates infrastructure critical to life safety 
or the functioning of society can justify the need for an assignment 
based on the fact that renumbering would have a broader than expected 
impact than simply the number of hosts directly involved. These would 
include: hospitals, fire fighting, police, emergency response, power or 
energy distribution, water or waste treatment, traffic management and 
control, etc…
• Regardless of the number of hosts directly involved, an organization 
can justify the need for an assignment if renumbering would affect 2000 
or more individuals either internal or external to the organization.
• An organization with a network not connected to the Internet can 
justify the need for an assignment by documenting a need for guaranteed 
uniqueness, beyond the statistical uniqueness provided by ULA (see RFC 
4193).
• An organization with a network not connected to the Internet, such as 
a VPN overlay network, can justify the need for an assignment if they 
require authoritative delegation of reverse DNS.

This version will remove the requirement for RSA/LRSA on the IPv4 space
altogether.

Owen

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