[arin-ppml] Application requests for IPv6?

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Wed Feb 9 20:53:06 EST 2011

On 2/9/11 16:14 CST, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 4:43 PM, John Curran<jcurran at arin.net>  wrote:
>> Folks -
>> We also received an related inquiry regarding legacy IPv4 holders and IPv6
>> -
>>>   Since we’ve been talking about easing access for legacy holders,  what
>>> happens when a legacy holder not signed up to an (L)RSA asks for IPv6?
>> NRPM offers several ways for an end user organization to
>> qualify for
>> an IPv6 assignment from ARIN.  The criteria that most often applies is when
>> the organization can "qualify for an IPv4 assignment or allocation from ARIN
>> under the IPv4 policy currently in effect".  There is no requirement to have
>> a signed RSA/LRSA under this criteria.  An organization can qualify for
>> IPv6,
>> regardless of whether they have existing IPv4 space, as long as it can meet
>> the criteria of ANY existing IPv4 policy in effect.  Once qualified, if they
>> choose
>> to proceed, they are assigned the IPv6 resources under the standard RSA.
> Can you get IPv6 without including legacy addresses in the requisite
> RSA? Section b appears to say "no".

I lot of people are confused by NRPM (b), the current (soon to 
be old) language was confusing and misunderstood by many people.  This 
is one of the reasons I proposed what became 2010-8 and should replace 
this language soon.

At the Internet2 Joint Techs meeting last week in Clemson, SC it was a 
common misconception that in order to get an IPv6 assignment an 
end-user's Legacy IPv4 assignments would need to be brought under the 
RSA or LRSA. NRPM (b) was what they sited as there reason for 
this believe.

It might be helpful to directly cover this issue in a FAQ on the web 
site probably some place under the Number Resources/Request Resources Tab.


I've just submitted an ACSP suggestion regarding including this in a FAQ 
on the ARIN website.

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