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

Garry Dolley gdolley at arpnetworks.com
Sat May 30 16:13:55 EDT 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 02:33:08PM -0700, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> Simple.  Developer calls ISP and asks for IPv6.  ISP says not right now.
>> Developer gives ISP reasonable amount of time to get IPv6.  ISP does not.  
>> Developer calls ISP and cancels service and tells them they are
>> cancelling because they are going down the street to a different ISP
>> that IS supplying IPv6.
> You're mixing up unique IPv6 address space and IPv6 connectivity to the 
> global IPv6 Internet.
> Lets say, for instance, that Developer is working on a neat application 
> that could have millions of connected nodes, and they want some unique 
> address space assigned so they can start building that in their lab...
> In 1990, the IPv4 answer was "you send some email explaining what you're 
> doing, and you get at least that much address space uniquely allocated to 
> you at no charge".
> Here it is, almost 20 years later, and the IPv6 answer isn't nearly as 
> attractive. And we wonder why people aren't building neat new things with 
> it.

IPv6 is not IPv4.

For your lab scenario, the developer can use ULAs (Unique Local IPv6
Addresses) [1].  Right now, ULAs is a proposed standard.

1. RFC 4193, "Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses"

Garry Dolley
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