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

Kevin Loch kloch at kl.net
Sun May 31 14:42:14 EDT 2009

James Hess wrote:
> Why allocate  /32s  from a pool reserved for  /32s?
> It would perhaps make more sense, as a matter of policy, that a
> special allocation strategy be utilized,  that the  /48s,  /32s, and
> /24s  are allocated from just one pool.
> And that they be allocated in a manner  that maximizes the duration
> during which the 2nd/3rd allocation request would be contiguous with
> the earlier allocation.

This is called "sparse allocation" method and is what APNIC uses today. 
  It was one of the the justifications for giving each RIR blocks of /12
instead of /23.  I would like to know why ARIN is not using this method.

- Kevin

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