[arin-ppml] IPv6 Non-connected networks

Michael Richardson mcr at sandelman.ca
Sat Feb 6 13:11:54 EST 2010

>>>>> "George" == George Bonser <gbonser at seven.com> writes:
    George> Would seem to me like a better idea than using globally
    George> unique space for unconnected networks. It would require
    George> renumbering if you went connected, though.  So does it boil

No renumbering required.  That's IPv4 think.

In IPv6 is common and routine to have multiple addresses per interface.
If you connect, then you get PA address space from your ISP (de jour).

    George> What is to prevent someone from requesting space for
    George> "unconnected" networks in addition to "connected" for a
    George> total of more space than they would otherwise be able to
    George> justify and then announcing the unconnected space a week
    George> later?

Nothing at all.  IPv6 is to big, not only is this to be permitted, but
it is to be encouraged.

    George> I think "unconnected space" space should be just that and
    George> not "temporarily unconnected space for right now".  But
    George> having pieces of it doled out from a central authority would
    George> make it easier for two networks that are not connected to
    George> the global internet to interconnect without address space
    George> collision.

I agree.

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