[arin-ppml] The role of NAT in IPv6

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Mar 26 20:39:22 EDT 2010

On Mar 26, 2010, at 4:34 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> 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.

How about we make easy and cheap PI GUA available and make NAT66 a non-issue instead.


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