[arin-ppml] Ending point to point links as a justification for a /30?

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Thu Jul 29 16:12:08 EDT 2010

On 7/29/2010 11:34, William Herrin wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 5:21 AM, Joe Maimon <jmaimon at chl.com> wrote:
>> William Herrin wrote:
>>> I don't think we even give 'em point to point links. For the last /8
>>> the vendors can damn well fix their code to originate ICMP from the
>>> loop0 address instead of the RFC1918 address on the interface.
>> I completely agree. That feature would be really lovely along with other
>> control plane traffic handling improvements and wider availability of proper
>> address abstraction off of the physical interface.
> How much support would there be for a policy proposal to exclude point
> to point links as a justification for any global IP addresses
> effective, say, 1/1/2012? Along with a stern recommendation from ARIN
> to the routing vendors that they update their software to prevent the
> non-availability of of addresses for point to point links from causing
> malfunctions with ICMP warnings and errors?

None from me. I don't see how ARIN could ever influence a router vendor
to do anything. We're already having enough trouble as it is getting
IPv6 feature parity from those same vendors.


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