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

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri May 29 20:30:32 EDT 2009

Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> By contrast, the problem of table bloat in routers is very real.  
> Absolutely, but should not be ARIN's problem. ARIN should make it 
> possible for organizations (be they ISPs or not) to obtain unique 
> allocations from ARIN's portion of the IPv6 address space. It should be 
> easy to get allocations which are aggregated in such a way that they are 
> less expensive to route, but that shouldn't drive policy.

OK then taking that argument to it's logical conclusion then let's just
assign every last man and woman on the face of the earth an IPv6 number
drawn out of a random lottery pool and let them plug in and have at it!

>> You
>> are essentially asking thousands of orgs out there to put money into
>> tens of thousands of routers out there to replace them with new gear
>> that will hold and manage a fantastically gigantic IPv6 table,
> No. We are asking ARIN to fairly allocate reasonably-sized parts of IPv6 
> to entities that ask, in return for no more than reasonable compensation.

A single snowflake by itself harms no one.

A trillion snowflakes creates an avalanche that kills people.

>> just to
>> make it a slight bit easier for small orgs to advertise a /32, who
>> have absolutely no use for a /32 and would be happy with a /48, and
>> who are getting the /32 because they are still scared to death about the
>> old renumbering bugaboo - which doesn't even exist with IPv6 anyway.
> That is between an org that wishes to *advertise their address space to 
> the global Internet routing infrastructure* and the transit provider who 
> is doing that for them (and entering into peering and/or transit 
> relationships with other providers in order to make that work)
> There's even better solutions to routing table bloat if you want ARIN to 
> be even more heavy-handed. For instance, ARIN could hold a lottery to 
> determine the one and only provider who is allowed to get address space 
> within the ARIN region and then everyone else would need to be customers 
> of the winner. Then the inter-provider table would be tiny.

Either extreme - having a single provider or having every user on
the Internet get a random IPv6 number - is bad.


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