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

Tom Vest tvest at pch.net
Sat May 30 17:49:41 EDT 2009

On May 30, 2009, at 5:28 PM, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:

> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 02:04:22PM -0700, Garry Dolley wrote:
>> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 04:15:02PM -0400, Leo Bicknell wrote:
>>> To that end, I can't support the proposal as written.  As one
>>> commenter asked, "what if my kids want an IPv6 network to play with
>>> in their garage?"  Well, we should find some way to accomodate that
>>> which doesn't require service providers worldwide to spend tens of
>>> thousands of dollars upgrading routers to hold the routes.
>> Exactly.  There's really no reason I should bear the cost of
>> carrying your route because your kids want to learn about IPv6.  I
>> wholeheartedly want to support learning about IPv6, esp. for the next
>> generation of network operators, but doing so in a way that taxes
>> third party network hardware, for no reason, is not the way to do it.
>> --  
>> Garry Dolley
> 	i'm sorry - this smacks of shear laziness.
> 	trying to get ARIN to manage your routing table
> 	is kind of like asking your mom to still do your
> 	laundry.
> 	no one is -forcing- you to accept any route whatsoever.
> 	your router, your choice.
> 	do the thought experiment... how many /32s are there in
> 	the IPv6 universe?  Got a router for that?  Didn't think so.
> 	Folk are going to have to face the fact that they can't
> 	depend on their benevolent RIR to manage the potential size
> 	of the routing table anymore...
> 	So ISPS and others who run routers, a bit of advice from my
> 	friend Bailey White;  "Pull up your big girl panties and deal."

If only big girl panties were enough, but it won't be.
If you want to play it that way, fine -- just polish up your saddle  
oxford shoes, adjust your bowtie, and make sure that your oral  
arguments are well rehearsed.


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