[ppml] Proposed Policy: IPv4 Micro-allocations for anycastservices

Matt Pounsett matt.pounsett at cira.ca
Fri Aug 12 10:59:45 EDT 2005

On 2005-Aug-11, at 16:16 , Geoff Huston wrote:

> At 02:48 AM 12/08/2005, Alec H. Peterson wrote:
>> --On August 11, 2005 12:46:20 -0400 Matt Pounsett  
>> <matt.pounsett at cira.ca>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > The current 4.4 text refers to micro-allocations of v4 addresses  
>> (no
>> > longer than a /24) and v6 (no longer than a /28).  Whether the  
>> same  mask
>> > lengths are used is perhaps up for debate, but I think any new   
>> policy
>> > should refer to v4 and v6 when applicable.. and I think it's   
>> applicable
>> > in this case.
>> I think that's a /48 for IPv6 (I hope it is anyway :-)
> or a /56
> i.e. are you referring to the smallest subnet-capable network  
> allocation under prevailing V6 allocation policies at the time, or  
> do you consider a micro allocation in the V6 context to refer to a  
> single network, in which case this would be analogous to a /64  
> allocation?

We were talking specifically about the current section 4.4, which  
states that a /48 is the longest v6 allocation that should be made  
using that section of the policy.

David has already responded to the question of including v6 in this  
proposed policy, and I think (unless I've missed something) cleared  
up any perceived need to include v6 in this text.


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