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

Garry Dolley gdolley at arpnetworks.com
Sat May 30 15:11:33 EDT 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 05:29:38PM -0400, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> In a message written on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 02:22:58PM -0700, Davis, Terry L wrote:
> >    The simple answer is that regardless of how we try to prevent it; our
> >    computing environment gets built into our applications.  In short,
> >    although IPv6 makes re-addressing easy, it cannot fix the parts of an
> >    entity's infrastructure that get built into code, scripts, or
> >    configs.
> I've noticed several people blurring a line here, but Terry had the
> easiest post to reply to and hit the relevant point.
> This policy addresses the IPv6 allocation policy for ISP's.  There
> is a separate, different policy for End Users.  Most Enterprises
> that are building addresses into code (a big no no, but yes, it
> happens) would get space under the End User policy for any number
> of reasons.
> But, here in lies the rub.  This policy makes it easier for an
> enterprise to receive a ISP allocation (and get hit with SWIP
> requirements, ISP fees, and other associated items) than it does
> for them to get an End User assignment in many cases.
> 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.

I second this.  

Allocation policy for an ISP, where they can get a /32 for the
purpose of assigning /48's to other entities and providing service
to them, should really be for real ISPs.

Garry Dolley
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