[arin-ppml] IPv6 Transition Policy (aka Soft Landing)

Gary Giesen ggiesen at akn.ca
Fri Oct 8 12:28:00 EDT 2010


I have a couple questions:

1) What sort of mechanism are you going to use to verify IPv6 deployment?
While I believe service providers can turn up v6 relatively quickly (if
they haven't already done so), getting their customers turned up is
another thing...

2) Would you consider a change to allocation policy that would permit
non-multihomers to receive PI space? (I know a lot of people are going to
hate this). The rationale for this is that enterprise will be the last to
move to v6, and that the fear of not being able to get portable addresses
without multihoming or some sort of NAT will keep them from adopting.
Other multihoming mechanisms (such as SHIM6) have failed (and I believe
rightly so). This further incentivizes single-homed businesses to move to


On 10-10-08 12:00 PM, "Chris Grundemann" <cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:

>Problem Statement:
>We have failed to deploy dual-stack in a meaningful way in time to
>avoid transition problems
>-1- Encourage IPv6 deployment prior to depletion
>-2- Enable growth of IPv4 where IPv6 is being deployed
>-3- Improve the utilization of IP addresses
>High-Level Requirements:
>-1- ARIN will only make allocations and assignments for networks that
>have already deployed production IPv6
>-2- Any IPv4 addresses received under this policy, must be deployed
>along side of IPv6
>-3- This policy will encourage deployment of IPv6 in existing IPv4-only
>Rough Policy Text:
>~ Requester defines classes in their network - only classes where IPv6
>is in production qualify for IPv6
>~ New addresses must be deployed on dual-stacked interfaces plus one
>additional existing IPv4-only interface must be dual stacked, up to
>80% of all interfaces.
>~ The service that the address is used to provide must be fully IPv6
>accessible (if you deploy an A record, you must also have a AAAA and
>both must answer)
>~ All end-sites must dual-stack all Internet facing services before
>getting this space
>~ For each down stream customer site where these addresses are
>deployed, another pre-existing IPv4 only down stream site must also be
>IPv6 enabled, up to 80% of the total customer base.
>This is an emergency, let's get something together ASAP. All feedback
>is extremely welcome and greatly appreciated; this problem is all of
>ours. If you are still here in Atlanta come find me, Marty Hannigan
>and/or Jason Schiller to discuss.
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