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

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Fri May 29 18:39:49 EDT 2009

On 29 May 2009 Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> > Not every startup company or educational network is going to have
> > 200 customers, not necessarily even after several years.  Even NoX,
> > the Boston/New England area Internet2 PoP, only has ~25
> > participants.  Should they not be allowed to get a /32?
> > 
> Their literature seems to indicate they are nothing more than a
> kid of club and have no network infrastructure at all, so if that is
> the case then quite obviously they should not get a /32
> However if they are acting as an exchange point for those participants
> then they should be obtaining IPv6 under the 6.10.1 section for micro
> allocations.

Can we agree not to cast stones at each other's "clubs".

GigaPOPs are the current club house for the people that 
created the Internet in the first place, long before Al Gore or 
most of the people on this list ever heard of the Internet.

And while their may only be a small number of "participants" 
many times those participants represent 10,000 to 100,000 
desktop connections.  Further the 20+ Internet2 GigaPOPs 
quietly purchase over 75G committed bandwidth from a 
number of Internet transport providers.  Besides the 
community operating two separate national foot print 
backbones with over 200G of capacity nationally and regionally

Let's try not to call out specific organizations, be they 
providers, end users, or bizarre combinations of the two.

Clubs have and always will exist, but we should try not to build 
them into policy.

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