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

Garry Dolley gdolley at arpnetworks.com
Sat May 30 16:33:21 EDT 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 09:48:35AM -0700, Davis, Terry L wrote:
> Stacy
> I fully support this proposal.
> I think we can look at the current almost total lack of IPv6 implementation anywhere (not even significantly in universities and not at all in startups) and realize that our current policies are not supporting/encouraging v6 implementations.

The lack of IPv6 support is not because orgs can't get addresses.
For most networks, it is because there isn't enough reason to
justify the cost of rolling out a full IPv6 implementation.  

I run my own multi-homed network and have worked in the past and
present running other networks.  No network but my own has IPv6, and
I only have IPv6 because I tend to think about the future, and I
like learning new things.  It certainly wasn't a cost or demand
issue.  My customers rarely ask me for IPv6 addresses.  Currently,
I'm in the process of giving every customer a /48, whether they like
it or not :)  Maybe this will encourage them to use IPv6.

Adoption is slow because the demand isn't there.

Saying anyone can get an IPv6 /32 block is not going to magically
make the demand rise.

There is a large barrier to entry just to get a /21 in IPv4, but is
IPv4 "adoption" hindered?  No.  You *have* to have IPv4 to get your
stuff on the Internet.  There is demand for it.

Garry Dolley
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