[arin-ppml] IPv6 as justification for IPv4?

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Mon Apr 15 17:38:46 EDT 2013

> On Apr 15, 2013, at 7:43 AM, "Tim St. Pierre" <tim at communicatefreely.net> wrote:
>> Now we have a running network, with real customers, and we need IPv4
>> allocations, since running IPv6 only for retail Internet is a bit
>> problematic.  We tried to get a /24 out of our upstream, but they are
>> essentially out of address space and can't give us any.  They can't get
>> any more either, because they just got taken over by a larger carrier
>> that has free pools, but on a different AS.
>> We do have another upstream that we could connect to, but they can't
>> give us anything more than a /28 either.
>> I applied for a /22 under the immediate need category, but I don't
>> qualify, since I can really only use about 2/3 of it within 30 days.

Hi Tim,

If an IPv4 address market is going to work *at all* then it will work
for this situation. It looks like you drew the short straw and get to
be the guinea pig. Find someone with a /24 willing to sell and acquire
it under NRPM 8.3. And document the heck out of the process so that
your experience can guide the next policy changes around the IPv4
market concept.

At a practical level, push your ISP harder too. By which I mean the
salesmen, not the tech staff. They have upstreams too, and one of them
has a /24 available for multihoming use. You may have to pay for the
extra work acquiring it, but they *can* get it for you.

Bill Herrin

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