[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-4: IPv6 Policy Changes

Mury mury at goldengate.net
Wed Apr 9 18:01:58 EDT 2003

> >> 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.

If you notice the policy also specifies a date at which the space holder
MUST return the space and get new space from their LIR.  So, yes it does

> 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.

Read the full policy.  This is not what it says.


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