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Re: Creating demand for IPv6

  • From: William Herrin
  • Date: Tue Oct 02 15:20:11 2007
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On 10/2/07, Stephen Sprunk <[email protected]> wrote:
> If you feel ARIN has not solved the PIv6 issue sufficiently well, please
> take that argument to PPML.  As of today, if you qualify for PIv4 space, you
> qualify for PIv6 space automatically -- and you only have to pay the fees
> for one of them.


At this point its not an ARIN problem. The requirement from the
operators (like us) is that ARIN keep the total number of PI prefixes
to a minimum. So long as that requirement stands, ARIN is doing the
best it can.

Having recently dealt with the 244k IPv4 TCAM limit on my 6500 sup
2's, I'll stipulate that the requirement has merit. But lets not pass
buck; its our requirement, not ARIN's.

Also, to be clear: if you meet the requirements for IPv4 addresses
today then you can get IPv6 addresses today. This is not parity with
IPv4: a large number of IPv4 addresses are presently assigned to
organizations who met the requirements of their day but do not meet
today's requirements.

Bill Herrin

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