[arin-ppml] Solving the squatting problem

Cj Aronson cja at daydream.com
Thu May 16 23:23:07 EDT 2019


If you check out the last draft that expired in 2008 you'll see it was
written by Geoff, George, and Paul at APNIC


On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 7:48 PM Michel Py <
michel at arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us> wrote:

> > Joe Provo wrote :
> > By all means, go tilt at the class e windmill if you like;
> > it will only be the fourth time or so, I can't recall.
> I was trying to convince Owen to co-author with me ;-)
> > But it isn't anything for ARIN policy, so feel free to take it up at the
> IETF...
> I would not waste more time there.
> ARIN is the entity having the squatting problem : we have members who use
> the resources of another member and they should not.
> There is precedent, Owen will remember that I'm sure. During the early
> days, there was no IPv6 multi-homing solution. The RIRs, not the IETF,
> started to allocate IPv6 PI addresses to organizations who wanted to
> multi-home, while there was no such thing as IPv6 PI. I remember that the
> IETF was not happy with that, but it worked : since then, we have IPv6
> multi-homing, the good old way that works, not any of the dirty hacks that
> were on the table at the time.
> ARIN allocates 240/4 for private unicast to ARIN members.
> Maybe we could convince Geoff and APNIC to try the alternative way.
> Long shot, I know.
> Owen, you allow your vision of "all IPv6" to cloud your judgment. Turning
> IPv4 off is not going to happen for decades.
> Michel.
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