[ppml] Policy Proposal 2005-1: Provider-independent IPv6

Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
Tue May 2 04:49:35 EDT 2006

> Most customer facing routers don't have to have full tables, and, for 
> ones that do, there are several alternatives to the idea of a full 
> table for both protocols on one router.

Hear, hear!
Network architects, engineers and operators do have alternatives.
It is likely that some of these people have made bad choices
and therefore ARIN's PI policy for IPv6 will cause them some
pain, but this is not a good reason to reject the policy.
The operations situation is not cut and dried; there are many
possible ways that operators can adapt to PI addresses.
Sometimes the only way to get people to put their thinking
caps on is to present them with a fait accompli. 

But, if it turns out that ARIN's new IPv6 PI policy
is shortsighted and operators can show that insurmountable
problems are imminent and none of the technical alternatives
will mitigate their problems, then the policy can be changed
again. This is a PROCESS, this is not about carving monuments
in stone.

--Michael Dillon

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