[ppml] back to the IPv6 Policy questions

Barbara Roseman broseman at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jan 9 13:03:38 EST 2003

We seem to be drifting off topic into a discussion of IPv6's actual merits. 
Please take that discussion off-list, or to an appropriate v6 discussion forum.

As for the topic that started this off, is there any evidence that the 
current policy is discouraging the adoption of IPv6?

I'd ask John to state whether anyone he's working with has actually had an 
application for IPv6 addresses rejected, and I'd like to ask ARIN's 
registration services if they find themselves rejecting applications for 
not meeting the proper criteria as ISPs as opposed to end-users.

If we need to do some education about how one qualifies for v6 space, that 
is one problem.  If we need to change language or substance of the v6 
policy, that is a different problem. I'd like to get a clearer picture of 
which problem we're actually facing.

At 02:12 AM 1/9/2003 -0600, Mury wrote:

> > But the point is, you still have to syncronize the event of switching
> > routers and switching the DNS data, if you don't have the opportunity
> > to overlap.
>I don't think I understand what you are saying.  We switch routers and DNS
>data every day.  It's rarely a problem if you know ahead of time.
> > And if an ISP goes bankrupt without notice (yes, it happens) and you
> > suddenly have to switch to another, how do you restore your DNS IPs
> > when you can't get any verification because your GTLD A records still
> > point to the old ones?
>Of course ISPs go bankrupt.  They usually keep operating however.  Even
>so, if they were to shut their doors completely it would be awesome to be
>able to simply change a couple lines in a router and in a DNS server than
>the total nightmare you can have with having to renumber with IPv4.

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