[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-127: Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Sat Jan 22 01:06:32 EST 2011

I suppose my position is one of neutral at this point for the following

1. I don't maintain that sort of network so I probably don't have the
kind of insight into what it is going to require during the transition.
I will defer to the operators of that sort of network to know what they

2. v4 is dead anyway so in my opinion, the whole thing is a big waste of
time and if someone wants to waste their time, fine with me.  I was not
placed in this world to protect people from themselves.

3. Runout of v4 is probably not going to impact the network I am
responsible for as we plan to migrate to v6 fairly quickly once the ball
starts rolling.  As we migrate more services to v6, we will start
removing v4 IPs from service as the traffic peters out.  My experience
with v6 is likely to be one of reduced v4 IP space requirements, not an
increase, so the removal of the /10 from the pool won't have any impact.

But having said that, in the context of what I believe is best for the
community as a whole, I still have my doubts that this is in the best
interest, but again will defer to those who work in that space to know
best what they need to get their job done.


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