[arin-ppml] The role of NAT in IPv6

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Fri Mar 26 19:34:27 EDT 2010

David Farmer wrote:
> Matthew Kaufman wrote:
>> Gary T. Giesen wrote:
>>> If that's a concern, then get GUA space out of the gate and you'll 
>>> never
>>> renumber again. I believe GUA should be made cheap and relatively easy
>>> to get (instead of something using something like ULA and NATing it).   
>> Right, and so this argues for ARIN to make it easy *and cheap* for a 
>> newly-formed single-homed company with a half-dozen employees and a 
>> few servers to get globally-unique *and* routable IPv6 address space.
> ARIN doesn't set routing policy, get over it, just because ARIN gives 
> out an address doesn't mean it will get a routing slot.  And if that 6 
> person company, is generating $6M in revenue it can afford to buy its 
> routing slot.  If it is generating $6K, probably not.  Why should ARIN 
> be that judge?
It shouldn't be, and we wouldn't be having this conversation if "easy 
*and cheap*" NAT66 existed. I've now pointed out 3 reasons why it 
should, and once that happens the demand for cheap PI GUA space will be 
a non-issue.

Matthew Kaufman

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