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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Feb 17 13:05:54 CST 2011


On Feb 17, 2011, at 9:57 AM, John Curran wrote:

> 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.
> 
As they are also the biggest consumer of IPv4 space by a fair margin,
that statement rings a bit hollow.

> 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.
> 
This statement, on the other hand, is a good thing.

Owen





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