[arin-ppml] ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles / Request for General Thoughts
michael+ppml at burnttofu.net
Wed Jun 26 11:48:16 EDT 2013
On 06/25/2013 20:11, David Farmer wrote:
>> 2) Do you support the principle of hierarchical aggregation
> Yes, however the need for hierarchical aggregation should be less about
> who should or shouldn't get allocations and more about ensuring that
> subsequent allocations are aggregateable with previous allocations to
> the greatest extent possible. This is exemplified by sparse allocation
> within IPv6.
I gave this a flat-out "no" when I answered, but I now realize that
David has raised an excellent caveat that I agree with. My opinion is a
bit more stringent: Aggregability is useful; *hierarchical*
aggregability, as was originally envisioned for IPv6, has turned out to
be not useful.
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