[ppml] Draft ARIN Recomendation on draft-ietf-ipv6-ula-centra l-00.txt, take 2

matthew.ford at bt.com matthew.ford at bt.com
Tue Nov 9 15:16:15 EST 2004

On , owner-ppml at arin.net (mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net) wrote:

>> You wrote:  "The proposal is likely to create confusion in the ARIN
>> region about which prefixes can be routed on the Public Internet."
>> 1. Can you clarify what specifically could be confusing?
> I can´t speak for Leo, but, the obvious source of confusion
> in my mind is that when presented with a free /32 and a /32
> that costs money from ARIN, someone running a router somewhere
> is going to ask the obvious question of ¨Why is my free globally
> unique /32 any less routable than my ARIN /32?¨  When he comes
> to the conclusion that given global uniqueness, there is absolutely
> no technical reason whatsoever and that the rest is essentially
> hand-waving by the IVTF, it won´t be long before a discussion
> with his ISP leads to his /32 being effectively globally routed.

Except that it may be a discussion with *all* ISPs that is actually required before such a prefix would be globally routed. Sounds prohibitive to me.


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