[arin-ppml] A modest proposal for IPv6 address allocations

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat May 30 19:49:26 EDT 2009


On May 30, 2009, at 12:05 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> So here's a crazy plan:
>
> A. The first IPv6 allocation from ARIN is always a /48. To justify it,
> you need to be multihomed. There are no other qualifications. The /48
> will be allocated from a pool from which only /48's are allocated.
>
> B. The second IPv6 allocation from ARIN is always a /32. To justify it
> you need to demonstrate that you've efficiently used the /48 for some
> reasonable definition of efficient, that you've implemented SWIP or
> RWHOIS for your downstream assignments and that you will run out of
> space in the /48 within one year. The /32 will be allocated from a
> pool reserved for allocating /32's.
>
Uh, since the first assignment from an ISP to a customer could well
be a /48, how exactly are they supposed to accomplish that and number
their own infrastructure for even a single POP out of that first /48?
>
Owen


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