[arin-ppml] the bad 240/4 idea, was Solving the squatting problem
farmer at umn.edu
Fri May 17 16:36:57 EDT 2019
Isn't that 224/8
On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 3:34 PM william manning <chinese.apricot at gmail.com>
> i have this recurrent thought that one of those /8's (240.0.0.0/8 if
> memory serves) was in use as the registry for well known multicast
> assignments. And thats not the most difficult problem to overcome (that
> registry was managed by IANA once, maybe the IEtF these days).
> On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 9:50 AM David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
>> Personally, I'm mostly neutral on the idea, it's not a problem I have. We
>> have deployed IPv6, and the 10 net and other specified private or
>> non-unique use block are sufficient for our needs for the foreseeable
>> future. At least until all you IPv4-Only fuddy-duddies retire or die off.
>> If you are a believer in IPv4-Only, I hope your 401K does really well so
>> you can retire early and make way for the IPv6-Only generation.
>> However, as an ARIN AC member, one of my roles is to try to help the
>> community to fulfill the community's Internet number resource policy
>> objectives. The only way forward for the allocation of 240/4 from an RIR
>> policy perspective I could think of was a global policy requesting IANA and
>> the IETF to allocate 240/4. Further, if I wasn't clear, I'm very dubious
>> that there is a consensus for that across the 5 RIRs need for such a global
>> On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 10:54 AM John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
>>> In article <
>>> CAN-Dau0EBfSitNndJV2C9Dau7uWSgUKSm9ZyvQ89iUzp8Jbc-w at mail.gmail.com> you
>>> >I suppose we could try a global policy that would have to pass in all 5
>>> >RIRs requesting IANA and the IETF to allocate 240/4 for Private Use. If
>>> >that were to actually occur, it seems difficult for the IETF to ignore
>>> >a request.
>>> I'm not the IETF but I am pretty sure we would want to see some
>>> evidence that if it were allocated, it would interoperate. Good luck
>>> with that.
>>> If you want to use 240/4 for truly private use on your own network, go
>>> ahead. Nobody will ever know.
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