[ppml] Policy Revision Proposal

Mury mury at goldengate.net
Thu Jan 9 21:12:02 EST 2003

I understand your point with d), but I think it's important to honor the
goal of keeping routing tables clean, and therefore respectfully disagree.

I don't understand your objections to c).  Why do you need to hand out IP
space to others from a /48?  If you are handing out IP space the mirco
allocation provisions wouldn't even apply to you.  You would be getting a


On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Phil Howard wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 04:42:14PM -0600, Mury wrote:
> | 	c) Those receiving micro allocations shall not be allowed to
> | 	make further allocations or assignments out of their /48.  It
> | 	is intended for their internal use only.
> |
> | 	d) When possible those receiving micro allocations shall
> | 	return their allocation and receive a new /48 from their
> | 	upstream provider (a LIR).  This is requested in a good faith
> | 	manner until Jan 1, 2007 at which time all micro allocations
> | 	granted under these waived criteria must be returned.
> These two things, either alone, will keep me from being an early
> adopter.  Maybe that will be one less early adopter than you had
> hoped for.  Or maybe a lot of others won't become early adopters
> as a result, either.
> I already just made up some IPv6 addresses and started using them
> for internal use.  I don't need an allocation from ARIN to do that.
> To me, early adoption is for the purpose of easing into real IPv6
> deployment.  I certainly don't want a renumbering looking ahead.
> If that's the case, then I'll wait for my upstream.  And when they
> ask me if I'd like to do IPv6 right now ... well ... they won't ask
> so I don't even need to tell you the answer.
> If anything, the early adopters should be required to actually be
> online and active with their address space as soon as the paths are
> open to do so.  And as a reward for meeting that requirement, they
> get to keep the address space for as long as they remain actively
> connected.  That is opposite of (c) and (d) above.
> --
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