[ppml] 2005-1:Business Need for PI Assignments

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Apr 25 14:48:13 EDT 2005

I fear this discussion is drifting far afield from where it was intended
to go.

This is the ARIN PPML.  We can't change the basic decisions made by the IETF
here.  We can only control ARIN resource policy.

The decision to make every subnet a /64 and issue /48s or more to every
end site (for a very strange definition of the term site) that requires
more than one subnet was made in the IETF.  If you want to change that,
you need to get involved in the V6 Working Group.

Policy 2005-1 is about trying to get provider independent allocations for
organizations which would not otherwise qualify as LIRs.  While, to some
extent, the current rules were specified by the IETF, that is, in my
opinion, more in the realm of policy than design.

While the /48 and /64 decisions could be policy, given the current 
and assertions in the V6 protocol specifications, it is not a policy 
but, a design decision.  Design is clearly in the realm of IETF.  Policy has
some overlap, but, I believe in the long run that the RIRs must be the ones
with the majority of influence over policy.

As such, let's focus here on what we can do within the realm of policy.

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