[arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment

Andrew Koch andrew.koch at gawul.net
Thu Oct 7 16:53:41 EDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 11:46, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Over the course of the week I've had the opportunity to talk to a
> number of wonderful folks in the operator community here at the
> meeting in Atlanta. As expected we often talked of IPv6 and in some
> cases the conversation wandered to a question that has puzzled me for
> some time:
> "Why not look in the BGP table, take every announced ARIN AS number
> and preemptively assign IPv6 addresses to each associated organization
> that doesn't already have them? Not forever of course... give it three
> years and then the assignments evaporate unless claimed by signing an
> RSA and paying the annual fees."

What size allocation would you assign to any given AS?  For those who
do not hold any resources besides an AS?

While I like the idea of making it easy as possible to get IPv6 space,
there needs to be some planning and responsibility behind getting this

Andrew Koch
andrew.koch at gawul.net
gawul00 at gmail.com

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