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

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Fri May 29 17:58:13 EDT 2009

Leo Bicknell wrote:
> The end user policy gives out /48's.  If we want folks to get a
> network they can play with in their garage, let's do it under the
> end user policy.  This policy proposal affects the ISP section,
> giving out /32's for the express purpose of assigning /48's to other
> entities.  Let's leave it for folks who are really ISP's, and really
> providing services to others.
Ah. "Folks who are really ISPs". This is as bad as the com-priv list in 
1992... We *don't know* who is/will be "an ISP". A school district 
providing service to all its schools? A corporation with a dozen 
subsidiaries around the world? A guy in his garage who gives away free 
wireless to his neighborhood?

Really there shouldn't even *be* a distinction. If you need a /whatever 
of IPv6 and can write a convincing letter to that effect, you should be 
able to get at least that much unique IPv6 space. Whether it can be 
routed now or in the future is really between you and whichever transit 
provider you choose *should you even need external connectivity*.

Matthew Kaufman

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