ARIN IP6 policy for those with legacy IP4 Space

Joe Greco jgreco at
Fri Apr 9 06:21:46 CDT 2010

> > I have my doubts, based on a ~decade of observation.  I don't think ARIN
> > is deliberately evil, but I think there are some bits that'd be hard to
> > fix.
> I believe that anything at ARIN which the community at large and the membership
> can come to consensus is broken will be relatively easy to fix.
> Perhaps the true issue is that what you see as broken is perceived as "working
> as intended" by much of the community and membership?

That's a great point.  Would you agree, then, that much of the community
and membership implicitly sees little value in IPv6?  

You can claim that's a bit of a stretch, but quite frankly, the RIR
policies, the sketchy support by providers, the lack of v6 support in
much common gear, and so many other things seem to be all conspiring
against v6 adoption.  I need only point to v6 adoption rates to support
that statement.

This is an impediment that I've been idly pondering for some years
now, which is why I rattle cages to encourage discussion whenever I
see a promising opportunity.

Put differently, you work in this arena too...  you've presumably
talked to stakeholders.  Can you list some of the reasons people have
provided for not adopting v6, and are any of them related to the v6
policies regarding address space?

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.

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