Waste will kill ipv6 too

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Dec 29 01:28:34 CST 2017

> On Dec 28, 2017, at 15:28, Brock Tice <brock at bmwl.co> wrote:
>> On 12/28/2017 03:44 PM, James R Cutler wrote:
>> There is no prohibition of requesting an allocation which matches your network. That is, simply request what is needed with suitable data for justification and get your /40 or whatever.
> We are currently handing out /52s to customers. Based on a reasonable
> sparse allocation scheme that would account for future growth that
> seemed like the best option.
> I can't really see how /52 is too small for a residential customer. I
> know originally it was supposed to be /48 but after doing a bit of
> reading I think many people have admitted there is room for nuance.
> Do you think I could go to ARIN and say, well, we haven't used hardly
> any of this but based on such-and-such allocation scheme, it would be
> much better if you gave us a /32 instead of a /36?

Yes. In fact, having authored the policy that allows this, I know you can. 

> Also, does anyone know whether ARIN is using sparse allocation, such
> that if we go back later and ask for more they will just increase the
> size of our allocation starting from the same point?

Yes. They are. Likely you would have no trouble with this. 

Owen DeLong
Member, ARIN AC
Speaking only for myself

> --Brock

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