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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat May 30 20:59:41 EDT 2009

On May 30, 2009, at 5:21 PM, Garry Dolley wrote:

> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 02:34:24PM -0700, Seth Mattinen wrote:
>> Garry Dolley wrote:
>>> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 04:14:56PM -0500, Chris Malayter wrote:
>>>> This mentality will only serve to slow ipv6 adoption in  
>>>> application and
>>>> content.  The easier we make it for non-isps to get portable  
>>>> space, the
>>>> more
>>>> development will occur.  Basic supply and demand theory in action
>>>> here....
>>> Can't non-ISPs simply apply for a /48 end-user allocation? [1]
>>> I don't get this argument I'm seeing in this thread that without the
>>> proposed policy modification, IPv6 adoption will be hindered.
>> Yes. I did - and I currently have - a /48 under that policy. I'm  
>> announcing
>> it right now over BGP and actively using it, actually.
>> The only problem would be if people started placing filter  
>> boundaries at
>> /32 for all portable IPv6 space and ignored /48's.
> Indeed, that would present a problem to you if /48's were ignored.
> If every end-site gets a globally routable address (of any size, who
> cares if it is a /56, or /48 or /40 or /32), where do we aggregate?
> Do we just stop aggregating?  Do we find ways to hold a very large
> number of routes in hardware?
If every current connected org on the planet that has routable IPv4
space and an ASN in the active routing table were to obtain their
own portable IPv6 space and announce as many as 10 routes, we
would still have a smaller IPv6 routing table than the current IPv4
routing table.


> I really don't know..
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> Garry Dolley
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