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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Apr 28 01:09:18 EDT 2011

On Apr 27, 2011, at 12:39 PM, Michael Richardson wrote:

>>>>>> "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.
In many cases, yes.


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