[ppml] [GLOBAL-V6] How to get a IPv6 /32 the cheap way: go to AFRINIC

Peter Sherbin pesherb at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 22 12:07:33 EDT 2007

> We can indeed give IPv6 prefixes for free, give every household a /32, and
> we'll probably not run out yet... But is that really what people want?

Precisely. Any entity with a free will is entitled to a part of IPv6 space free of
charge. And yes we will need enough addresses pointing to every cell in a human

Wether current policies and architecture support it and if such space will be used
any time soon is another question under discussion, e.g. RAM, etc.


--- Jeroen Massar <jeroen at unfix.org> wrote:

> Alain Patrick AINA wrote:
> > On Friday 22 June 2007 14:18:25 Jeroen Massar wrote:
> > 
> >> Alain Patrick AINA wrote:
> >>> This does not meet the requirements above. So you won't get it.
> >> It fully does, how else did AFRINIC assign a /32 to themselves?
> > 
> > This would have been your question instead of concluding so negatively on a 
> > global note.
> Excuses, I will try to add a short bullet pointed list of items next time with
> a nice animated powerpoint presentation and an executive summary to make my
> question come across to you.
> I've sent it to all the RIR lists as it affects global policy decisions: that
> a single RIR is acting in their own good without even having asked their own
> membership about this situation.
> Their statement of "we are a RIR we know what we are doing" is not good
> enough, especially as there is no active policy actually allowing them to
> request such a allocation even under their own policies.
> Any policy that simply allows any party to get a /32 without justification is
> the same as when IPv4 started out, where everybody simply got a /8. Indeed at
> that timepoint there was enough space, but what is the main complaint from
> various people nowadays: that they should have gotten less as they didn't need
> it in the first place.
> We can indeed give IPv6 prefixes for free, give every household a /32, and
> we'll probably not run out yet; and if we do we have another 7 tries when
> 2000::/3 runs full. But is that really what people want? To simply squat on
> the address space as much as possible, so that you at least have it?
> Not a good thing, especially not a good thing when a RIR does it themselves.
> Greets,
>  Jeroen
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