[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-5: Equalization of Assignment Registration requirements between IPv4 and IPv6
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Tue May 23 22:04:56 EDT 2017
The line has to be drawn somewhere, and the idea when I drafted this
proposal was that it was wrong to treat IPv6 less favored than IPv6 as is
the current case. It also bothered me that the average residential and
small business account would have to go thru the SWIP process, just
because they want to have a minimum or so assignment of IPv6 space for
their network, when this was never a requirement for IPv4. As discussed,
a /60 of v6 is much the same as a /32 of v4.
I chose 16 addresses/networks as the only reasonable number to make the
two protocols equal. As already discussed, 1 network is too small. If the
community thinks it is wrong to relax the current IPv4 requirements, I am
not opposed to removing 126.96.36.199.1 from the proposal, as long as the
community is willing to do something about the "Register every network"
problem that is the current policy in v6, and the changes to 188.8.131.52 that
While I suggest that a /60 should not trigger registration, if the
community would rather kick that up to a /56, I have no problem with this.
This would seem to be the more future proof option. Of course such a
change calls for a new title, maybe "New policy for IPv6 Assignment
Registration", and cite it as allowing even the small networks with a /32
of IPv4 to obtain a reasonable assignment of IPv6 without registration
requirements, as is the current case with IPv4.
Paradise On Line Inc.
On Tue, 23 May 2017, William Herrin wrote:
> On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 2:35 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
>> Draft Policy ARIN-2017-5: Equalization of Assignment Registration
>> requirements between IPv4 and IPv6
>> Policy statement:
>> Amend 184.108.40.206.1 of the policy manual to strike "/29 or more" and change to
>> "more than a /28".
> In my opinion...
> Leave /29 alone or change it to "more than a single IP address." In these
> days of IPv4 shortage, substantial networks sit behind small blocks of
> public addresses. These networks should be documented with reachable POCs
> lest the anti-spam/virus/malware folks slam down /24 filters for lack of
> information about how misbehaving networks are partitioned.
>> Amend 220.127.116.11 of the policy manual to strike "/64 or more" and change to
>> "more than a /60".
> Change this to "more than a /56." Service providers should NOT be assigning
> /64's to end users. If you're doing that, you're doing it wrong. An IPv6
> customer should be able to have more than one /64 subnet without resorting
> to NAT so /60 should be the absolute minimum end-user assignment,
> equivalent for all intents and purposes to an IPv4 /32. If we then want
> "equivalence" to the /29 policy so that individuals with the minimum and
> near-minimum assignment do not need to be SWIPed, it makes sense to move
> the next subnetting level up. In IPv6, assignment is strongly recommended
> on nibble boundaries, so that means /56.
> Bill Herrin
> William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com bill at herrin.us
> Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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