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

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Fri May 29 17:28:24 EDT 2009

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
> Terry,
> 	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...
> +1
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.

Matthew Kaufman

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