[ppml] [Re: IPv6 addresses really are scarce after all]

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Fri Aug 17 17:19:05 EDT 2007

	anyone have any idea on a viable distribution method


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Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 14:10:10 -0700
To: michael.dillon at bt.com
Cc: ietf at ietf.org
Subject: Re: IPv6 addresses really are scarce after all

 Michael Dillon sez:

"ARIN ... belives IPv6 addresses are ... resources that need to be 
[distributed] according to need."

I guess I have to agree with this sentiment.  If the ARIN community
decides there is a better way to distribute IP addresses *OTHER THAN*
need, I'd be really happy to hear what that method would be.


On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 09:08:43PM +0100, michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
> It seems that someone in ARIN land believes that IPv6 addresses are
> scarce resources that need to be carefully dribbled out to customers
> according to need. The following proposal has just been formally made to
> change ARIN's allocation policy.
> ------start of copied text------
> Replace the text in section with the following text:
> LIR's may assign blocks in the range of /48 to /64 to end sites.
> All assignments made by LIR's should meet a minimum HD-Ratio of .25.
> * /64 - Site needing only a single subnet.
> * /60 - Site with 2-3 subnets initially.
> * /56 - Site with 4-7 subnets initially.
> * /52 - Site with 8-15 subnets initially.
> * /48 - Site with 16+ subnets initially.
> For end sites to whom reverse DNS will be delegated, the LIR/ISP should
> consider making an assignment on a nibble (4-bit) boundary to simplify
> reverse lookup delegation.
> LIR's do not need to issue all 5 sizes of prefixes as long as the
> HD-Ratio requirement is met.
> ------end of copied text------
> --Michael Dillon


Opinions expressed may not even be mine by the time you read them, and
certainly don't reflect those of any other entity (legal or otherwise).

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