[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN 2020-3

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Sun Oct 11 13:24:39 EDT 2020


The current draft policy text disallows returns to lower than a /36, so
I would say that organization which took a /36 would not be permitted to
go down to a /40.

"Partial returns of any IPv6 allocation that results in less than a /36
of holding are not permitted regardless of the ISP’s current or former
IPv4 number resource holdings."

Andrew

On 10/9/2020 2:04 PM, Chris Woodfield wrote:
> Hi Scott,
>
> Given that ARIN utilizes a sparse allocation strategy for IPv6 resources (in my organization’s case, we could go from a /32 to a /25 without renumbering), IMO it would not be unreasonable for the allocation to be adjusted down simply by changing the mask and keeping the /36 or /32 unallocated until the sparse allocations are exhausted. Any resources numbered outside the new /40 would need to be renumbered, to be sure, but that’s most likely less work than a complete renumbering.
>
> That said, I’ll leave it up to Registration Services to provide a definitive answer.
>
> -C
>
>> On Fri, 9 Oct 2020, scott at solarnetone.org wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I am in favor of this draft, and am curious as to how resource holders who were not dissuaded by the fee increase will be impacted by the policy change. While they indeed have more address space than /40, they may also not need the additional address space.  Some might prefer the nano-allocation given the lower cost.  Will they be required to change allocations, and renumber, in order to return to 3x-small status and associated rate?
>>>
>>> Scott Johnson
>>> SolarNetOne, Inc.
>>> AS32639
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