IPv6 mistakes, was: Re: Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 00:51:04 CST 2011


On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:31:21 -0500, David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org>  
wrote:
> Amusingly enough, I personally (along with others) made arguments along  
> these lines back in 1995 or so when the IAB was coming out with  
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1814.txt.  Given the publication of 1814, you  
> can probably guess how far those arguments fared.

You missed the "anticipates external connectivity to the Internet" part.   
Networks that never touch the internet have RFC1918 address space to use.  
(and that works 99.999% of the time.)


> I haven't looked recently but I believe all the RIRs have policies that  
> requires them to allocate unique numbers regardless of whether those  
> addresses will be used on the Internet, as long as the requester  
> documents appropriate utilization.

Per the wording of ARIN's policy, they require justification for such an  
allocation. (i.e. a damn good reason 1918 addresses aren't going to work  
for you.)

--Ricky





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