[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-15: Authentication ofLegacyResources

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Jul 26 18:48:08 EDT 2007

> I'd like to know if there is a loosely-knit general consensus on what
> the 'carrot' approach is, only because most of the discussions I've
> followed follow general 'punish first' and 'contempt prior to
> investigation' type attitudes.
I think that is largely because proposals which do not contain a stick
are obscured in the shouting match between the stick-wielders.

Much of the current discussion started around a proposal I submitted
which did not contain a stick at all.  The AC decided to postpone a
decision on whether to accept my proposal or not and I am still
awaiting feedback on what changes they are looking for in order
to make it a proposal.  I am surprised to see 2007-15 accepted
as a proposal when mine was deferred, as one of the outcomes I
would have expected was the AC asking Andrew and I to work
together on merging the proposals into a compromise between
the two.  I am not opposed to such an effort if Andrew is interested.
I know Andrew's goal, like mine, is the best policy for the community,
but,  we may have different opinions of what is best.
> Also (OT, I don't know where else to post this), it would be  
> interesting
> to know an approximation of how many ARIN IPv4 holders on this list
> helping develop proposals/policies are actually utilizing IPv6 space,
> and to what extent they use it.
I don't have general numbers for you, but, FWIW, I have a /64 that I
am using to familiarize myself with IPv6, v6 tunneling over IPv4
and the like.

> We (small independent ISP) have a /21 (from ARIN), and I have only  
> begun
> to dabble with v6. I wish I had the time and resources to getting  
> up to
> speed on how IPv6 works as well as I know how v4 hangs together.
I do not think you are alone in this position.


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