[ppml] Policy to help the little guys

Stacy Taylor ipgoddess at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 12:03:35 EDT 2008

Okay, A) it's not drivel and if you think it is you need to step down.B) If
'helping the little guys" means routing table bloat we need to be against
and C) I will always oppose "I want a pony" microallocation proposals in the
v4 space.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Scott Leibrand <sleibrand at internap.com>

> Randy Bush wrote:
> >
> > arin is not directly not concerned with the end customer.  we are mostly
> > self-serving medium and large isps because that is who can afford and is
> > motivated to keep sending people to these meetings and reading drivel
> > such as this message.  it's not an evil plot, it's economics.  who can
> > afford the time and energy?  to whom is it worth the cost?
> So let's discuss some policies to help the end consumer.  I, for one,
> spend my time and energy reading and writing this drivel because I have
> an overactive sense of altruism, or something, and enjoy it.  My
> employer doesn't particularly care if I do or don't.
> One policy proposal that might help consumers is 2008-3, Community
> Networks IPv6 Allocation.  I think I support that proposal, since in my
> own work on mesh networks I can definitely see the need for PI space at
> the community network layer.  Does anyone else have any thoughts on
> whether adding a community networks criterion to get a PI /48 is a good
> idea?
> What about shifting the minimum allocation size?  Should we reopen that
> discussion and consider /24 or /23 instead of /22?
> I'm not sure what else the "little guys" need as far as policy.  Does
> anyone else have any other suggestions?
> -Scott
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