[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Open Access To IPv6
matthew at matthew.at
Fri May 29 17:28:24 EDT 2009
bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
> you hint at, but never bring out the fact that in the 1980's there was less emphasis on connectivity
> and much more interest in ensuring global uniqueness. Back in that timeframe, there was no expectation on connectivity
> to some mythic core as a precondition to get resources.
> the current IPv6 polices make and re-inforce that expectation - with the results you see/docuement below.
> i'd be much happier to see a policy structure that was more concerned w/ getting globally unique resources into the
> hands of people who can present a credible story than trying to reign in growth due to the problematic dragon at the
> door - e.g. the expectation of global connectivity.
> e.g. I favor uniqueness over reachability any day of the week
> or in modren parlence...
Exactly my point. ARIN should make it as easy and cheap as possible for
anyone to get as much unique IPv6 address space as they might need.
Which, since there's a whole lot of it, shouldn't be that hard a task to
accomplish. Certainly the level of justification required and the price
charged should be significantly more attractive than IPv4, of which
there is a shortage.
Whether or not those addresses are or are not globally routeable now or
at some future time is really beside the point.
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