[arin-ppml] Change of Use and ARIN (was: Re: AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Sep 12 19:13:21 EDT 2021



> On Sep 12, 2021, at 14:44 , Joe Maimon <jmaimon at chl.com> wrote:
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> Owen DeLong wrote:
>> The refusal to deploy 240/4 are mostly on the basis that it would take just as much code effort to do that as it would to put v6 on a box, with the exception that most boxes already have a v6 stack, so actually more effort, yet yielding substantially less gain.
> Turns out that was wrong for the last 20 years. Time to shut that one down. It was a stupid self fulfilling mantra from the getgo. As if it is the place of the IETF to determine how engineers ought to spend their efforts. Their role is to enable. Not throw up roadblocks. Same here.
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> Also, your wording is misleading.
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> More correctly, "the refusal to step out of the way of deployment of 240/4 (by those who may  have wished to do so)”
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I don’t think the IETF can stop you if you want to deploy 240/4 on your own network. Go for it.

Owen



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