[arin-ppml] 2008-3 Community WIreless Networks

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Tue Aug 18 21:22:13 EDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Owen DeLong<owen at delong.com> wrote:
> Personally, I feel that this policy is needed, and, that there are good
> reasons for community networks to get provider independent space.

Hi Owen,

Two comments:

1. If we pass one of the generalized proposals to extend ARIN IPv4
allocations to /24 for multihomed users or fix the general brokenness
in IPv6 policy for multihomed users as I previously suggested then
most of the issues raised in proposal 2008-3 become moot.

The only remaining community networks ineligible for ARIN IPv6
addresses would be single-homed and unconnected entities trying to
escape later renumbering pain, a justification ARIN's participants
have repeatedly shot down as inappropriate.

2. I'm not convinced that it's ARIN's proper place to intentionally,
directly and specifically engage in the noble redistribution of wealth
from the haves (companies which pay a lot for their BGP-capable
routers) to the have-nots (volunteer networks). 2008-3 smacks of Robin

Bill Herrin

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