[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-4: IPv6 Policy Changes
michel at arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us
Mon Apr 7 14:21:24 EDT 2003
Thomas / folks,
> Thomas Narten wrote:
> I have some comments on this proposal.
> [large snip]
I agree with Thomas comments. More specifically:
> Per above, I don't have a big problem with waiving fees, if
> the fees are considered to be an excessive burden. But I'd
> like to understand that better. My understanding is that that
> the fees associated with getting a /32 are relatively low,
> and are a small fraction of the $$ that would be required to
> provide a production IPv6 service. I'd like to understand more
> how the existing fees are barriors to getting IPv6 space and
> providing IPv6 service.
I concur. Furthermore, I would say that if one can't fork out this kind
of fee, I would doubt that one has the necessary resources to provide
real production services. I do not like the idea of barriers built on
money, but the other side of this coin is that I have no problem with a
fee that weeds 14 year-olds with a cable modem and a free tunnel broker
out of the production IPv6 ISP business.
>> 5.8.3 Micro Allocations
>> a) To promote the allocation and deployment of IPv6 all the
>> criteria in 5.1.1 shall be waived to those requesting a /48
>> micro allocation before Dec 31, 2004, or until this policy
>> is changed. If this policy is changed, current space holders
>> shall not be subject to any new or waived criteria.
> This goes against the intent of the IPv6 policy, namely that
> only LIRs get address space from the RIRs, and that end sites
> do not. The above seems to allow end sites to get /48s directly
> from RIRs. This is a mistake and will open the floodgates.
I don't think this is a mistake; I think this is a catastrophe. This
would be the creation act of the IPv6 swamp. As much as I would like to
have my own /48 PI block for home and have it appear in the global
routing table this does not scale.
In the long run this would be counter-productive anyway. Let's say that
I get a micro-allocation now, no problem as my router won't choke on 500
routes; but if in the long term if I have to buy the megabucks model and
the DS3 that comes with a million routes BGP4+ feed, I'm no better than
I am today.
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