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RE: PI addressing in IPv6 advances in ARIN
ALso if those prefixes are for a nuclear power plant I want them to have
proper time to renumber for sure. It is relevant to what business
impact it has specifically in mission critical environments. I am
removing all but IETF lists in my responses.
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> Subject: Re: PI addressing in IPv6 advances in ARIN
> On 14-apr-2006, at 16:02, Durand, Alain wrote:
> >> Maybe I'm being overly simplistic, but the policy can set
> a recovery
> >> timeframe in its allocation of PI space to end users and
> the market
> >> forces can drive the recovery based on the impact to the
> >> infrastructure.
> >> If only a few hundred prefixes are handed out, it might
> not be enough
> >> of a problem to force recovery.
> > One could argue that if we are only talking about a few hundred
> > prefixes, Why do we care reclaiming them?
> If the number of prefixes becomes large enough to be
> problematic, reclaiming those to solve these problems isn't
> going to work. For one thing, it's likely that such problems
> won't be experienced to the same degree by different people:
> people with a few large routers (and deep pockets) will be in
> a much better position than people with a larger number of
> smaller routers (and less money). Also, policy development is
> done regionally while the results are suffered globally. But
> even discounting all of that, if ARIN were to decide that the
> prefixes must be revoked, it will take a significant amount
> of time before that actually happens. It gets worse when
> people start to sue.
> So in practice the only thing that can happen is that if the
> problem is severe (i.e., that 51% of all people in the (rich)
> ARIN region feel the pain) the policy is changed so that no
> _new_ prefixes of this type are given out, and then we have
> to wait for the increase in router performance over time to
> make the problem disappear.
> If it gets really bad a quick "ipv6 prefix-list no-v6-pi deny
> ::/0 ge 48" will clean up the routing table and a timeout or
> two later you're back on IPv4 when trying to reach the
> holders of these PI blocks.