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

Garry Dolley gdolley at arpnetworks.com
Sat May 30 16:21:28 EDT 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 02:28:24PM -0700, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
>> Terry,
>> 	you hint at, but never bring out the fact that in the 1980's there was 
>> less emphasis on connectivity
>> and much more interest in ensuring global uniqueness. Back in that 
>> timeframe, there was no expectation on connectivity
>> to some mythic core as a precondition to get resources.
>> 	the current IPv6 polices make and re-inforce that expectation - with the 
>> results you see/docuement below.
>> i'd be much happier to see a policy structure that was more concerned w/ 
>> getting globally unique resources into the
>> hands of people who can present a credible story than trying to reign in 
>> growth due to the problematic dragon at the
>> door - e.g. the expectation of global connectivity.
>> 	e.g.  I favor uniqueness over reachability any day of the week
>> or in modren parlence...
>> +1
> Exactly my point. ARIN should make it as easy and cheap as possible for 
> anyone to get as much unique IPv6 address space as they might need. Which, 
> since there's a whole lot of it, shouldn't be that hard a task to 
> accomplish. Certainly the level of justification required and the price 
> charged should be significantly more attractive than IPv4, of which there 
> is a shortage.
> Whether or not those addresses are or are not globally routeable now or at 
> some future time is really beside the point.

If uniqueness and not routeability is your main concern, there is
already a solution for this [1].

Once again, IPv6 is not IPv4.


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

Garry Dolley
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