[arin-ppml] An article of interest to the community....
farmer at umn.edu
Wed Sep 14 10:00:40 EDT 2011
On 9/14/11 06:10 CDT, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> Which just leads to the question: Why does 8.3 have a restriction to
> just IPv4? I know of at least one case where some limited assets and an
> AS number were transferred, but nothing else... 8.3 should be usable for
> AS numbers as well.
Fundamentally, there isn't a lot of reason to limit 8.3 to only IPv4.
However fundamentally, there isn't a lot reason to allow it for IPv6 or
ASNs either. As Owen said, if you need IPv6 or an ASN you can get them
from ARIN, and soon that won't be possible for IPv4.
The only real reason for the limit, from my point of view, is that IPv4
transfers are necessary now or soon, IPv6 and ASNs weren't, allowing
transfers at all was controversial enough, and it was worth arguing
about for IPv6 and ASNs.
Personally I'm not opposed to the idea transfers for IPv6 or ASNs, but I
don't support distracting the community with arguing about it, at least
while we are dealing with IPv4 exhaustion. But I'm open to listening to
arguments as to why that's being short sighted or just bad policy.
David Farmer Email:farmer at umn.edu
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