[arin-ppml] the Transfer Policy Argument Space

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Wed Sep 3 14:21:22 EDT 2008

On 3 Sep 2008 John Schnizlein wrote:

> Mapping the space is a good start.  Thank you for proposing it.
> Keeping the dimensions of this as nearly orthogonal as possible should
>  help. I propose factoring your #2 and #3 into these two:
> 2. IPv6 will eventually succeed, because of the inadequacy of IPv4 
> addressing to support the growth of the Internet.

Do you intend this to replace the old #2, I'm not sure it captures everything 
that was in it, but I do like this  

> 3. How should the resulting scarcity of routable IPv4 addresses be 
> managed, with arbitrary administrative rules, or with constrained 
> transfers?

This is in the form of a questions with two choices, I believe arguments are 
better in the form of declarative sentences. And again I'm not sure it covers 
everything that was in my original #3
> I would also add, because it seems to be the elephant in the room,
> 4. How much burden on the routing infrastructure (DFZ) would be 
> produced by the de-aggregation that would result from a transfer 
> policy?  For example, is the constraint that transfers must be within 
> the space administered by a single RIR necessary?

I like this, but again it is in the form of a question(s) and not an argument.
> John
> On 2008Sep3, at 9:20 AM, David Farmer wrote:
> > ... Therefore, in this thread I would like some help to map out the 
> > argument space we are working with. ...
> >
> > So to that end, I'm going try to start, this is only a start, please
> >  help by adding or refining the arguments, but argue them in
> > different  threads please:
> >
> > 1. IPv6 is a failure and can not succeed, therefore we must extend 
> > the life of IPv4 indefinitely beyond free poll exhaustion, a
> > transfer policy is  part of that;
> >
> > 2. IPv6 will eventually succeed, however we need to keep IPv4 viable
> >  until the transiton is complete, a transfer policy will help keep
> > IPv4  viable beyond free poll exhaustion;
> >
> > 3. IPv6 will eventually succeed, but only if there is a forcing 
> > function to move people from IPv4, free poll exhaustion is this
> > forcing function;
> >

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