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

Gary Giesen ggiesen at akn.ca
Thu Oct 7 15:51:57 EDT 2010

I'm hoping that with sparse allocation ARIN would just be able to grow
their existing block.


On 10-10-07 3:47 PM, "Christopher Morrow" <christopher.morrow at gmail.com>

>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
>> providers need to get larger blocks to address their networks even
>> 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
>> 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
>> network topology assuming some regional aggregation for large networks.
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