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

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Fri May 29 17:05:49 EDT 2009

Leo Bicknell wrote:
> In a message written on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 02:58:41PM -0400, Joe Provo wrote:
>> I appreciate the intent, but what's the point of yet another 
>> unenforcable clause?  Enterprises with multiple private BGP
>> relationships would qualifiy under this and be invisible.
> ARIN actually has a long history of "enforcing" this, the current
> IPv4 criteria has a provision for multi-homed networks to get a
> allocation when single homed networks do not qualify.  I will leave
> staff to comment on how they enforce the criteria.
> With IPv6 we will run out of routing slots before we run out of
> numbers.  Using the sign at the Chinese Buffet as an example:
>   Take all you want, eat all you take.
> Like it or not, the network can't take every residential user having
> their own PI block and routing it.  We don't have routers that can
> support 500 million routes.  We can make a big mess by handing
> things out willy nilly, but just like the dark days of the Internet
> passed the operators will fix it with draconian filtering policies
> that will do no one any good.  Making a mess the operators have to
> fix will create no good will, nor internet stability.

Wait! Routing resources are infinite and we can't restrict them.
Everyone already agreed.


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