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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Aug 19 04:08:36 EDT 2011

On Aug 18, 2011, at 5:53 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:

> On Friday, August 19, 2011 12:04:30 am Owen DeLong wrote:
>> I'm suggesting that when it comes time to choose which routes to drop due
>> to resource limitations, the most recent transfers might be the choice
>> some people would prefer to make. (e.g. keep what has been working the
>> longest working and let the suffering fall to those who joined the game
>> most recently).
> do you mean "joined" or do you mean "changed" ?

I believe I mean joined.

On at least a theoretical level, prefixes that are freshly disaggregated through
NRPM 8.3 transfers are most likely being used to serve new users or provide
new services.

>> Not so much the way the prefix was acquired as when the prefix was
>> acquired. IMHO, if you acquire prefixes that late in the game, you should
>> expect that some people might be out of routing slots and may not be able
>> to carry them. IPv4 is doomed to this fate IMHO. ...
> can you explain why IPv6 would not be similarly doomed ?

Because I don't need another /16 when I put 65,000 hosts on my /64?


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