[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Open Access To IPv6

Stacy Hughes ipgoddess.arin at gmail.com
Fri May 29 13:49:02 EDT 2009

 A multihoming requirement discriminates against networks that either cannot
or do not want to multihome.I oppose this modification.

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:

> In a message written on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 11:14:45AM -0400, Member
> Services wrote:
> > 1) Remove ?by advertising that connectivity through its single
> > aggregated address allocation? from article 3 of section
> >
> > 2) Remove article 4 of section, ?be an existing, known ISP in
> > the ARIN region or have a plan for making at least 200 end-site
> > assignments to other organizations within 5 years? in its entirety.
> I fear the way this is written may be confusing.  Section is at
> https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#six511
> If these changes were made, I believe the section would then read:
> Initial allocation criteria
>  To qualify for an initial allocation of IPv6 address space, an
>  organization must:
>   1. be an LIR;
>   2. not be an end site;
>   3. plan to provide IPv6 connectivity to organizations to which it
>      will assign IPv6 address space.
> I would like to make two comments as a result.
> Criteria #1 doesn't make a lot of sense.  If you were a new participant
> (no IPv4 or IPv6 resources at all) and going only for IPv6 then you
> aren't an LIR yet, indeed, you are trying to become one.  I think,
> but cannot be sure, that the LIR reference has to do with fee/membership
> structures of other RIR's.
> The result of this policy is basically you get an allocation if you
> want one and can show you will provide IPv6 to another entity and
> are willing to pay the fees.  This is too loose of a standard.
> While I believe we should be giving out IPv6 relatively easily and
> there is no danger in running out of the numbers that does not mean
> we don't still have the issue of routing slots, staff to deal with
> the number of requests, and other issues.
> To that end, I would like to suggest a new criteria:
>  - Plan to announce the IPv6 address space provided to at least
>    two other autonomous systems.
> Basically, setting the bar at being multi-homed to BGP speaking
> networks.  No number of sites requirement, you only need 1 customer
> to meet the customer requirement.
> --
>       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
>        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
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