[arin-ppml] Internet means IPv6 (was: some other long subject line)
spiffnolee at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 30 15:18:48 EST 2010
> From: Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at>
> Sent: Thu, December 30, 2010 2:01:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] *Spam?* Re: Discussion Petition of ARIN-prop-125
> Efficient Utilization of IPv4 Requires Dual-Stack
> Why is putting 100 legacy machines on the public network of less value than
> putting 100 new machines on the public network?
What public network?
If you want to provide a bridge for a PC with arcnet and netx.com, so it can
ping your token-ring OS/2 machine, or get finger'd by your ATM Irix box,
use rfc1918. If you want "Internet access," (with a capital I) that term will
soon mean IPv6. In 2012, there will be no expectation of connectivity over
IPv4; if devices are unavailable over IPv6, it will be the responsibility of the
laggard to upgrade.
> it does make sense to set aside
> *some* of the space for people who need IPv4 addresses *specifically* to
> their IPv6-IPv4 transition technologies, but that's it. Once you've set that
> aside there is nothing that makes any one need for IPv4 space more important
> than another unless you want to have a "homeowners association" that starts
> reviewing each application on its public-interest benefits and choice of web
> page background color.
What is the value of "some," and how is in inarbitrary?
Or does it make sense for ARIN's analysts to be able to apply a set of
objective criteria for evaluating requests? That has been ARIN's practice.
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