[arin-ppml] Submitted to ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 20:45:56 EDT 2011

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

I would be in favor of ARIN maintaining and publishing a list of
prefixes transferred under 8.3
as suggested.

>I see no reason to have the internet degrade into arbitrary value judgments over the desire to reach a prefix (after all, if some ASN between you and the destination has a different value judgment, you lose until the point where the subset of prefixes that are actually globally reachable is a tiny fraction of those being advertised).

If the number of prefixes globally reachable drops to a sufficiently
low number, then
that would mean the internet is no longer global,  and IPv4 is
essentially over....

I'm sure the "international" prefixes, such as ones issued to other
RIRs will be the first to
be blocked from resource constrained folks' tables.     But most
likely this will mean the
people doing that filtering will start taking a default route from
their transit providers,
to avoid losing reachability.

How much public interest is there in a non-global internet, really?

If it becomes non-global, enough network participants may eventually
be lost, that advertised prefixes drops
and therefore memory consumption and IPv4 address utilization drops

> Owen

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