[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-3: Better IPv6 Allocations for ISPs - Last Call

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Apr 22 20:52:28 EDT 2011

On Apr 22, 2011, at 8:47 AM, Joe Maimon wrote:

> ARIN wrote:
>> The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 13 April 2011 and decided to
>> send a revised version of the following draft policy to last call:
> I remember when policy proposals where abandoned, citing as a factor the complexity in the proposal. I suppose they just were not complex enough.
I believe the phrase in those cases was "unnecessary complexity".

> Do we want the general public to be able to read this NRPM thing we are crafting?

> This proposal does nothing to change a fundamental and longtime ARIN policy defect.

> To the extent you can get away with it, profligacy is rewarded.
I'd encourage you to explain that statement. First, when it comes to IPv6, I think a
certain amount of profligacy is a good thing as it will improve aggregation over
time (or at least reduce disaggregation over time).

> I support the proposal, reservations aside, as currently written, primarily because ISP's are currently the only ones who do not get more space then they can ever use.
> IANA has more v6 than it can use.
> ARIN has more v6 than it can use.
> All RiR has more v6 than it can use.
> End Users are encouraged to be assigned more space then they can ever use in multiple lifetimes.
> ISP's are the only ones that cant even get enough space to meet modest projections of a decade or two out.
Which is exactly the problem this proposal seeks to solve.

Thanks for your support.


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