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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-5: Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension - IAB comment

On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:21 PM, Joel Jaeggli wrote:

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> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:05 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
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>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 7:02 AM, Alain Durand wrote:
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>>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 9:53 AM, William Herrin wrote:
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>>>> 2. Regardless of the disposition of 2011-5, the vendors and protocol
>>>> authors who made assumptions about NAT based on the assigned IP
>>>> address are about to get an object lesson in respecting the corner
>>>> case.
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>>> This logic is hard coded just about everywhere. Check your Windows machine and see what it does based on which IP address it is configured with.
>>> One could reverse your comment and say: ISP who do not take this fact into account take the risk of generating high volume of service call.
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>>> - Alain.
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>> But the only place it will matter in these cases is the home gateways.
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> Actually it exists anywhere a home pc is directly connected to the cable modem, like my grandfathers house for example...
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> And, the logic exists in home gateways, that you can buy at frys, they say linksys on them, and and d-link and so forth.
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Any place NAT444 gets implemented with non-1918 addresses (which I think is likely to be the vast majority of NAT444
deployments), this assumption will break. Allocating this /10 won't change that fact, it will just reduce the total number
of addresses allocated for that purpose _AND_ allow firmware updates to address that breakage if the CPE/OS vendors
choose to do so.

Owen