[arin-ppml] PIv6 w/ legacy class C

John Santos JOHN at egh.com
Wed Nov 12 20:05:02 EST 2008

On Wed, 12 Nov 2008, Scott Leibrand wrote:

> John Santos wrote:
> > A) I can't get IPv6 space from ARIN and B) I can't get it from my ISP?
> > 
> > (I have a legacy class C, so I'm fine for IPv4.)
> > 
> >> Could you be more specific on this barrier of entry thing?
> > 
> > I've tried several times to get IPv6 set up on our LAN.  Each
> > time I run into the immediate barrier that I can't get IPv6 address
> > space.
> > 
> > Use the IPv6 equivalent of RFC1918, say some.  No, that's been
> > abandoned, say others.  Get it from ARIN.  No, we're too small.
> > (Under current rules, the most we could legitimately qualify for
> > of IPv4 is a /24 (what we have), and since we don't qualify for
> > a /22, we can't get IPv6 from ARIN.)  Sign the LRSA and start
> > paying, and then you can get it.  No, not as far as I can tell...
> > We are still too small.  Get it from your ISP.  Our ISP (Verizon)
> > doesn't appear to offer IPv6 and there are 0 hits searching their
> > web site for it.
> > 
> > The only viable strategies seem to be 1) to make up something out
> > of whole cloth and hope that when IPv6 eventually becomes viable
> > and we get interconnected, the whole thing doesn't crumble to
> > oblivion because there are way too many "pirated" addresses out
> > there or 2) to wait for everyone else to do something first and
> > eventually play catchup.
> John,
> ARIN recently implemented the "PIv6 for legacy holders with RSA and 
> efficient use" policy that was intended to fix this.  Under that policy, 
> you should be able to sign an LRSA covering your /24, demonstrate you're 
> efficiently using it, and you should be good to go.
> If you haven't submitted an application for IPv6 space from ARIN in the 
> last month or two, I would give it another shot under the new policy.  If 
> you run into any trouble, I'd be very interested to hear the details.
> -Scott

Thanks, Scott!

I didn't understand that that had changed.  I'll give it a try.

John Santos
Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
781-861-0670 ext 539

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