[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-19: Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4 Transfers

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Nov 6 14:50:02 EST 2019


Actually, technically, Windows NT would meet the requirement in this proposal. It just couldn’t resolve DNS over IPv6.

Owen


> On Nov 6, 2019, at 11:40 , hostmaster at uneedus.com wrote:
> 
> Also, you can under this proposal still have that Windows 3.1 workstation, or even a DOS workstation using packet drivers.
> 
> All it says is that 1) You have an IPv6 Assignment or Allocation from ARIN, and 2) You have at least ONE workstation on it that is capable of communicating using that IPv6 address space with ARIN.
> 
> It is NOT a requirement to place IPv6 everywhere in your network, although in todays world that is getting to be more and more desirable.
> 
> And just FYI, there is a third party winsock that will allow you to use that workstation on an IPv6 network, along with packet drivers for dos, that also use IPv6.  Windows has had IPv6 support since W2K, almost 20 years ago.  This requirement is NOT a hardship, just a friendly jolt in the correct direction for the future.
> 
> Albert Erdmann
> Network Administrator
> Paradise On Line Inc.
> 
> 
> On Wed, 6 Nov 2019, scott wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, 6 Nov 2019, Michel Py wrote:
>> 
>>> I oppose this proposal. If I am ever in a position where ARIN is trying to force me to request or use IPv6, I will sue ARIN for imposing an undue burden.
>> 
>> What do you normally do when hardware or software hits EOL?
>> 
>>> I am serious. If ARIN generates more work for me, I will explore all options to be compensated.
>> 
>> Look, you are free to run Windows 3.1 on your 10BASE2 network, if that makes less work for you, and less work is a variable you optimize for in your networks.  This is, however, 2019.  IPv6 has been around for a while. IPv4 has been officially depleted for years now.  IPv4 being considered the "legacy Internet" is not that many years away.  Is it more work to get ahead of the curve, or play catch up?
>> 
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>> 
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