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

Michael Richardson mcr at sandelman.ca
Wed Apr 27 15:39:54 EDT 2011

>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Howard <showard at paulbunyan.net> writes:
    Steve> On 04/19/2011 04:03 PM, Randy Carpenter wrote:
    >> I have ISP customers who are right on the edge of a /32 being not
    >> enough for any kind of expansion. (~60,000 users, ~20 POPs, and
    >> plans to expand. They have tried to get larger than a /32 block,
    >> but have been denied. Some are putting off IPv6 deployment
    >> entirely, as they do not want to be in the same situation with
    >> IPv6 that they are in IPv4 (having multiple separate blocks)
    >> Some change in policy needs to be done ASAP to encourage
    >> adoption. I would be happy with whatever is doable that would
    >> align on nibble boundaries, and allow for ISPs in this size
    >> category to get a /28 (which would almost certainly allow them to
    >> never need another allocation)

    Steve> I agree with Randy.

    Steve> 2011-3 needs to move forward quickly.  The delay with 2011-3
    Steve> is inhibiting our IPv6 implementation (and I presume
    Steve> elsewhere).

    Steve> If it is decided to delay 2011-3 or slice it into smaller
    Steve> draft policies, we should at least allow /20, /24, and /28's
    Steve> to be issued while the proposal finalization process

Would these ISPs really announce a /20 as a single prefix announcement?
I'm just curious: I'm not arguing they should or shouldn't.

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