Re: [sig-policy] [Sig-policy] prop-062-v001: Use of final /8
On 17/07/2008, at 12:59 PM, David Woodgate wrote:
12 million addresses represents 12 million people (or more, using
NAT) who could otherwise be connected to the Internet.
So we've given up on IPv6 altogether? Should we be reclaiming
address space from all those ISPs out there who it would seem are
wasting valuable IPv4 space by not NATing their customers?
While it is debatable how much space needs to be put aside for new
entrants late in the IPv4 game, what is not debatable is the uneven
distribution that will occur when we first start using that last /8.
For larger LIRs (large incumbents!) this is not a problem as they
will be on the beneficial side of this uneven, and unfair,
distribution. Large LIRs will be able to justify large blocks of
this large space based on current allocation policies, at the expense
of new smaller players. Smoothing this uneven distribution requires
that this last /8 is held in reserve with vastly different allocation
policies to that in place now.