IPv6 allocatin (was Re: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting)

David R. Conrad David.Conrad at nominum.com
Wed Aug 30 13:55:29 EDT 2000


Just want to highlight something here:

>   IPv6 allocation guidelines are pretty much ensuring that
>   only the biggest players with the most engineering resources actually
>   have a shot at IPv6

Presumably, you're talking about the ARIN IPv6 allocation guidelines
found at http://www.arin.net/regserv/ipv6/ipv6guidelines.html.

IPv6 uses CIDR.  CIDR means provider based aggregation.  Provider based
aggregation means that the vast majority of allocations MUST be made by
"transit service providers".  In my experience, webhost providers are
generally not considered transit providers.  Webhosting providers (and
other non-"transit" sites) should contact their upstream IPv6 (tunnel or
otherwise) provider(s) for IPv6 address space.  They should NOT be
obtaining space from ARIN or other RIRs.  Anything else will simply
recreate the swamp.

(speaking only for myself)

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