[arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Tue Oct 12 15:46:46 EDT 2010

On 10/12/2010 12:37 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Michael Richardson<mcr at sandelman.ca>  wrote:
>> $1250 is not very much, but it is enough that it prevents organizations
>> from getting it because of authorization levels required.
> Folks, we can easily get lost in whether or not this observation is
> reasonable. Reasonable or not, it's reality. The question for the rest
> of us, then, is this:
> Do we want to sit around and wait for these guys while maintaining our
> costly dual stacks? Or should we remove the issue from the equation so
> that it no longer stands in the way of any IPv6 deployments?
> Preemptive assignment is no magic bullet. Some of these folks will
> just find the next reason for delay. But why allow ARIN to be the
> reason they haven't deployed yet?

I guess I have ot ask why do I care if a private commercial enterprise 
that is not an ISP wants to use IPv4 for the next 100 years?

I would daresay there's still orgs out there running thinnet.  Do I 
care?  Does it offend my sensibilities?

I find the discussion of what private orgs want to do rather pointless.
While some of them have very impressive networks from the perspective
of how many nodes they have, the only people who give a damn outside
the orgs are the vendors who want to sell equipment to them.

There's still people using horses and buggies to get around on the


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