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

Benson Schliesser bensons at queuefull.net
Fri Oct 8 13:01:04 EDT 2010

I would support something along these lines, but with a few caveats.

For instance, how would a Service Provider be considered in compliance if their customers don't deploy IPv6?  I think this needs to be spelled out such that the provider doesn't have their business harmed by 3rd party non-compliance with the rule.

What about loop-holes in which v4 numbers get moved around, to make new requests possible... would we effectively have to allocate numbers to org+class, instead of orgs, to patch up this loophole?  That doesn't make much sense to me.

Your text doesn't suggest this, but it should be explicit that v4 addresses can be used on transition platforms (LSN etc) and aren't restricted to dual-stack deployment to hosts.

I'm sure I'm missing something, but these are a start...


On 8 Oct 10, at 11:00 AM, Chris Grundemann wrote:

> Problem Statement:
> We have failed to deploy dual-stack in a meaningful way in time to
> avoid transition problems
> Objectives:
> -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 networks
> 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.
> Thanks!
> ~Chris
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