[ppml] IPv6 initial allocation policy

Tony Hain alh-ietf at tndh.net
Mon Mar 13 16:53:03 EST 2006

Given the burn rate on the remaining IPv4 pool and the length of time it
takes to get agreement on policies, the math doesn't really support an IPv4
biased approach. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Loch [mailto:kloch at hotnic.net]
> Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 1:30 PM
> To: Tony Hain
> Cc: 'Owen DeLong'; 'Anthony A. Crumb'; ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [ppml] IPv6 initial allocation policy
> Tony Hain wrote:
> > Owen,
> >
> > One consideration for 2005-1 is what happens when IPv4 space runs out?
> Hopefully we will have a compatible migration path to IPv6 before that
> happens.
> > A related question is what if IPv4 PI space becomes harder to get over
> time?
> > Fundamentally, why should IPv6 PI space have anything to do with IPv4 PI
> > space?
> The current version of 2005-1 is focused on transition activity.  To
> provide a way for IPv4 networks using PI space today to begin using
> IPv6 without fundamentally changing the way the operate.  With that goal
> in mind referencing IPv4 policy makes sense and seems to be
> generally supported.  It was alot less controversial than any of the
> IPv6 only ideas that were suggested.  It also represents a known metric
> that we have alot of operational experience with.
> I do think we need an IPv6 only PI policy at some point.  Despite many
> attempts so far there is still alot of disagreement on how that should
> work.
> - Kevin

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