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

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Mon Nov 11 15:34:06 EST 2019

I have a request for any numbers on IPv6 adoption of those who have 
received directed transfers in the last year, or any other available 

I have looked at some of the blocks that have been transferred, and most 
of them seem to be obtained by larger ISP or Mobile Wireless providers 
that are already well known adopters of IPv6. Such providers would of 
course have no issues meeting the standards of the Draft Policy.

What I would like to find out is what percentage are in the position of 
not having any IPv6 in place, and therefore might be adversely affected.


Albert Erdmann
Network Administrator
Paradise On Line Inc.

On Thu, 7 Nov 2019, Owen DeLong wrote:

>       On Nov 6, 2019, at 13:40 , Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wanted to kindly request AC members attention to all objections based on the argument that "ARIN is forcing someone to do something on their own
> network”.
> This is NOT true at all and not the propose of this proposal therefore I believe these kind of objections have been refuted multiple times already.
> I cannot speak for the entire AC, but this AC member (at least until the end of the year) is well aware of your position on the matter. I do not, however,
> share this opinion.
> Insisting that people make an IPv6 address pingable in order to receive IPv4 resources via transfer strikes me as an effort to push those who do not wish to
> do IPv6 into doing so.
> As such, it is about forcing someone to do something on their own network.
> This is a valid objection to the policy. It may be an objection the community decides to overrule or dismiss, but it is an objection, nonetheless.
> You may not like that objection, and that’s fine. You’ve said so, and we’ve heard you.
>       With regards the proposal this community has the right to estabilish whatever conditions for the RIR registration related stuff it finds better
>       for the RIR and the Internet to continue working healthy in the region.
> This is also true, but the people you are dismissing because you don’t like their objections are just as much members of the community as you are. They have
> every right to object to the policy on whatever basis they feel is in their best interests or that of the community.
>       For example the increasing cost imposed to all others by those who wishes to remain in the past and the growing conflicts due to the current
>       scenario are good point for this community to evaluate.
> Here, I agree with you. I don’t agree that what is proposed will help resolve that issue. I do think we will have many discussions about how to resolve this
> particular problem in the coming years.
>       Also I am finding some people having trouble with the mechanism to validate IPv6 is operational and would really like to hear other points of
>       view about more effective way that process can be validaded and be more effective in their point of view.
> This is a very tough question. I think that all of the corner cases that would exist in response to this question are a perfectly valid reason not to
> inflict this proposed policy on the community.
> Owen
> Regards
> Fernando
> On Thu, 7 Nov 2019 16:06 Brett Frankenberger, <rbf+arin-ppml at panix.com> wrote:
>       On Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 12:55:50PM -0500, ARIN wrote:
>       > On 1 November 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-278:
>       > Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4 Transfers" as a Draft Policy.
>       >
>       > Draft Policy ARIN-2019-19 is below and can be found at:
>       >
>       > Policy statement:
>       >
>       > In section 8.5.2, add the following language to the end of the paragraph
>       > entitled “Operational Use”:
>       >
>       > Such operational network must at minimum include an allocation or assignment
>       > by ARIN of IPv6 address space under the same Org ID receiving the
>       > transferred IPv4 space. Such Org must be able to prove this IPv6 space is
>       > being routed by using it to communicate with ARIN.
>       >
>       > In the event the receiver provides a written statement from its upstream
>       > that IPv6 connectivity is unavailable, the IPv6 requirement may be waived.
>       Opposed for multiple reasons.
>       First, it should not be ARINs role to dictate the manner in which
>       networks are operated.  We have routinely resisted the notion that, for
>       example, spammers should have resources revoked.  Now we're proposing
>       to deny resources to networks that decide not to operate IPv6.
>       Second, the proposal is premised on the idea that IP addresses are
>       solely allocated for the purpose of operation on the public network,
>       despite policy being clear that that's not the case.  While that's
>       certainly the predominate use case, there is nothing that prevents a
>       private interconnected network from operating on
>       ARIN-assigned/allocated public space without connecting to the
>       Internet.  Are we proposing to deny any future transfers for such
>       networks?  They would by their nature be unable to prove IPv6
>       connectivity to ARIN (except as a stunt -- see below) and would be
>       unable to get a statement from their upstream (since they would have
>       none) as to the availability of IPv6 connectivity.
>       Third, this encourages meaningless stunts.  A network that does not
>       desire to opreate V6 is not going to reconsider that decision as a
>       result of this policy.  At best, they will get an IPv6 allocation or
>       assignment from ARIN, route it to one subnet, put a device on it long
>       enough to perform whatever ceremony ARIN requires to prove IPV6
>       connectivity, get their transfer, and then shut it down (or maybe leave
>       it there in case they have to reperform the ceremony should they
>       transfer additional addresses in the future).  More likely, this will
>       cause the creation of a new industry: organizations needing to complete
>       an IPv6 connectivity validation to get a IPv4 transfer processed will
>       sign a LOA granting their Ceremony Consultant the right to announce
>       their IPv6 allocation/assignment long enough to complete the ceremony,
>       and their consultant will do all the work necessary to get the required
>       box checked in ARIN's systesm.
>       This will not drive IPv6 adoption.  I oppose the use of ARIN or
>       community resources on stunts, and I oppose the creation of a "IPv6
>       Ceremony Consultant" industry.
>            -- Brett
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