ARIN IP6 policy for those with legacy IP4 Space

Dan White dwhite at olp.net
Thu Apr 8 12:50:26 CDT 2010


On 08/04/10 17:17 +0000, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
>	in the IPv4 space, it was common to have a min allocation size of 
>	a /20 ... or 4,096 addresses ... and yet this amnt of space was
>	allocated to someone who only needed to address "3 servers"... say
>	six total out of a pool of four thousand ninty six.  

Granted, that may have been the case many years ago.

However, this was not our experience when we obtained addresses, and the
ARIN rules as I understand them would not allow such an allocation today.

>	Thats a huge amnt of wasted space.  If our wise and pragmatic leaders
>	(drc, jc, et.al.) are correct, then IPv4 will be around for a very
>	long time.
>
>	What, if any, plan exists to improve the utilization density of the
>	existant IPv4 pool?  

I believe your question is based on an outdated assumption.

-- 
Dan White




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