IPv6 Unique Local Addresses
owen at delong.com
Sat Mar 3 06:33:25 UTC 2018
Sure… You have to maintain the tunnel or they may reassign/reallocate the address. Here’s the reality of that, however:
1. Unless you care about reaching the customer they reassigned it to from your network, you don’t care.
2. Using it for ULA in addition to the tunnel isn’t really prohibited by that. It’s a gray area, I’ll admit.
3. Sure, they can cancel the service at any time, but you get what you pay for. It saves you $100/year
while it lasts.
> On Mar 2, 2018, at 1:30 PM, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at> wrote:
> Section 3 of https://tunnelbroker.net/tos.php <https://tunnelbroker.net/tos.php>
> It isn't "free". It may be included with a service that is currently available for free, but they aren't providing free address space for an unlimited period.
> Matthew Kaufman
> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:45 PM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com <mailto:owen at delong.com>> wrote:
> Space from tunnel brokers is also free.
>> On Mar 2, 2018, at 12:40 PM, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at <mailto:matthew at matthew.at>> wrote:
>> Exactly what Matt Harris says here... ULA is free. Space obtained from ARIN is not. You want to discourage someone from doing the right thing, charge a lot for that.
>> Matthew Kaufman
>> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM Matt Harris <matt at netfire.net <mailto:matt at netfire.net>> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 11:08 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com <mailto:owen at delong.com>> wrote:
>> > I doubt anyone is taking it away, pointless and useless as it is.
>> > Owen
>> I'm not sure I'd say it's pointless and useless. It's free, which gives it
>> at least some point/use case, versus IPv6 space obtained from an RIR where,
>> at least in ARIN's case, you have fees associated with that. I'm lucky
>> enough to have a /32 from ARIN for the networks I work on, so we're not
>> stretched for space or worried about deploying ULA. For a small
>> organization where even a /48 would be a luxury, and with no good native
>> IPv6 carriers available locally (still plenty of places like that),
>> deploying IPv6 on ULA space may be the stepping stone they need until other
>> options become open to them.
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