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

John Schnizlein schnizlein at isoc.org
Fri May 29 18:37:17 EDT 2009

This situation does seem remarkably like deciding whether a request  
deserves a class-A or a class-B.  The 16 bits of a /48 matches the  
class-B of olden days.

But there is a whole (IPv4-scale) Internet's worth of class-A  
addresses to hand out.  Conserving addresses really matters MUCH less  
than default-free route-table size.  Thinking about need really has to  
shift when there really is no scarcity.


On 2009May29, at 5:12 PM, Leo Vegoda wrote:
> If the scale didn't jump from /48(ish) -> /32(ish) we could focus on
> distributing address space based on documented need rather than try  
> and find
> a form of words that describes ISPs but doesn't give a /32 to  
> everyone.

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