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

Michel Py michel at arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us
Fri Apr 11 00:27:48 EDT 2003

> Mury wrote:
> [MHAP]
> when do expect it will be ready for people to use and try things with?


> At that time do expect it to just take off or will there need to be
> a gradual test and rollout period?

I expect a test period using a 6bone prefix (which has not been
requested yet but will be in the coming months).

> Do you believe that people testing your MHAP design should be given
> some leeway with ARIN to accomplish that evaluation and testing?

At this point in time, no. One of the reasons I intend to request a
6bone prefix is because the 6bone is being phased down. This allows me
some freedom in rolling out a test plan with known imperfections without
to worry about cleaning up the mess after the fact. The experiment will
likely show what needs to be improved after which a request to IANA for
a prefix could be made.

> You have no use for IPv6 because no one has IPv6 space with
> which they can develop applications for you to use.

This is complete BS. I have multiple /48 prefixes including in the
2001:: ARIN production space and multiple BGP4+ feeds and all this is
free. Everyone that wants IPv6 address space so they can develop
applications can have it.

> The goal of the policy revision was to get more IPv6 space into
> people's hands to experiment with.

That's what the 6bone is for and has been very successful at it.


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