[ARIN-consult] Consultation on New Experimental Allocation

Rob Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Tue Aug 5 15:01:25 EDT 2014

Strongly support.  Research to date in this area has been ad-hoc, with
results shared mostly as oral tradition.  A formal study with publicly
published results will do much to inform the dicsussion on minimum
allocation sizes.


ARIN <info at arin.net> writes:

> ARIN is soliciting community input on a proposed experiment that will
> require the temporary use of space from, the IPv4
> addresses reserved to facilitate IPv6 deployment. (see NRPM policy 4.10
> https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#four10 )
> There has been much discussion on the NANOG mailing list about the
> usability / routability of prefixes longer than a /24. In order to try
> to provide some additional data on this topic, the RIPE NCC has
> requested a small block of address space from the reserved /10 in order
> to run the following experiment:
> RIPE Routing Information System (RIS) plans to announce a few blocks of
> sizes /24 to /28 (no more then ten at a time) out of the 23.128/10. They
> will monitor how this address space propagates in BGP and its reachability.
>    *  This experiment will provide the global community with insight on
> whether prefixes longer than a /24 from 23.128/10 are useable and
> reachable on the global Internet.
>    *  A description of this experiment, as well as the results of this
> research, will be published on https://labs.ripe.net/ . Additionally,
> ARIN will provide a link to the RIPE Labs page, as well as the end date
> of this experiment in the public Whois record of this registration.
> Do you support the use of this reserved space for this experiment or
> not, and why? Please provide comments to arin-consult at arin.net.
> This consultation will remain open through 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, 1
> September 2014.
> Regards,
> Leslie Nobile
> Director of Registration Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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