[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 107: Rework of IPv6 assignment criteria

Michael Richardson mcr at sandelman.ca
Mon Jan 18 18:20:48 EST 2010

>>>>> "William" == William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> writes:
    >>    William> The $10 supports operating a heavily automated registry.
    >>    William> The $1 provides mild back-pressure against wasteful
    >>    William> consumption of /48's.
    >>  However, realize that we basically can never get these addresses back.
    >> My position might be... if you stop paying the fee, then the
    >> registration information that was previously private, becomes public.

    William> Nah, just flush the registration info and put them in a hold-pool
    William> where you don't reassign them until explicitly requested by
    William> someone or 
    William> needed to meet some other policy requirement.

  Okay, so in IPv6, that's pretty much never.

    >>  They may appear in various COINs, VPNs, enterprises, or personal-area
    >> networks.
    >>  64K subnets is enough for many, and anyone with that many routes (a
    >> COIN or VPN with 256 sites of 256 subnets...) won't be very worried that
    >> their second /48 does not aggregate with their first /48, I think.

    William> Aggregation is valuable in any modestly complex network and the
    William> back-pressure here is very mild. If you want to register a
    William> disaggregate /48, you just create another $10 account.

  I'd rather just give you the /44 to anyone who pays $20 then, as with
your prop103, rather than reserve things for "later".

    William> I agree in principle, but recognize that no form of needs-based
    William> allocation is likely to be acceptable for private
    William> addressing. So long as we maintain a needs-basis for the
    William> public address pools, a uniform 
    William> policy is unlikely to be helpful for non-connected users.


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