[arin-ppml] early experimenter /32 catch-22

Christopher Morrow christopher.morrow at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 15:47:42 EDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Andrew Dul - andrew.dul
<andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:
> We told people to go out and get a /32 to get some experience with IPv6,
> so a lot of people went out and were allocated /32s.  Now that we are
> actually getting ready to deploy production networks a number of the large
> providers need to get larger blocks to address their networks even though
> they haven't used up their current /32.

or another allocation for a distinct routing domain
or another allocation for a new technology deployment
or ...

> Seems like we need a simple policy that will either allow an ISP to return
> the /32 in exchange for a larger block or get an additional larger block
> that they can renumber into.

yes, to the second part. (I think)

> This "production" block should be justified based upon current customer
> count, an expected growth rate over the next 5-10 years, and the expected
> network topology assuming some regional aggregation for large networks.


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