[arin-ppml] Summary: lowering the ARIN minimum allocation

lar at mwtcorp.net lar at mwtcorp.net
Mon Aug 3 16:24:48 EDT 2009

On Mon, 3 Aug 2009 14:48:16 -0400
  William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Leo Bicknell<bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:
>> I would prefer a new policy look directly at multi-homing end-users
>> in IPv6, and if there are smart things we can be doing there.

> Leo,
> I did that a month ago but the AC shot it down. If they have any
> better ideas, they haven't offered them.
> Even if we revive that discussion, the IPv4 issues and the IPv6 issues
> are distinct from each other just as the single and multihomed
> minimums have a different set of issues. They can and probably should
> be considered separately and addressed with different policy
> proposals.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin

It may be time to play a little ping pong with the AC.

V4 and V6 are different technically but the effects of both
sets of policies bleed very much into the other. It's
folly to establish a V4 policy that encourages a group
of small concerns to get PI space and then not take into
consideration that WE want them to use V6. Are you going to
tell them they can have V4 but not V6 but by the way we want
you to convert/implement V6?
If we really want to move V6 forward we need to begin tying
the policies together.

Such as - after some date you have to have an
operational V6 net running and announced to get further V4
In order to get an initial V4 allocation you need to apply
and qualify for an initial V6 allocation and commit to
bringing the V6 up within 12 months.

I realize there are upstream and equipment issues but
if we are serious about V6 we will have to press. We
don't have to wait for exhaustion before starting to turn
up the heat.

At the very least we should synchronize the V4 policies
to current V6 policies.

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