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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Feb 17 11:57:32 CST 2011


On Feb 17, 2011, at 12:46 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:

> Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> writes:
>> ...
>> I agree it would be nice if they would voluntarily return whatever
>> is appropriate to the community, but,
> 
> You mean like they already did with 49/8, 50/8 (both formerly Joint
> Technical Command), 10/8 (formerly ARPAnet), and 7/8 (DNIC)?
> 
> As the biggest returner of IPv4 space by a fair margin,
> notwithstanding their current holdings I think the DoD is quite
> justified in saying "I gave at the office" and hanging up.

Actually, as I have noted before, the US DoD has contractually 
agreed to return to ARIN unneeded IPv4 address space if/when
such becomes available, so that it may be used by the Internet
community.

/John

John Curran
President and CEO
ARIN





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