[ppml] 2005-1 status

Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
Mon Feb 6 05:01:02 EST 2006

> > Secondly, according to the existing IPv6 policy, if McDonalds were to
> > go to an ISP and ask for IPv6 connectivity for their network of 12,300
> > restaurants, the ISP would assign them 12,300 /48 address blocks.
> > That is the policy ...
> No, the current policy is that the LIR can assign a single /48 or 
> the request for more (with justification) to ARIN.
> You're confusing "end site" with "location".  According to the NRPM:
>         6.2.9. End site
>         An end site is defined as an end user (subscriber) [...]
> So, a single end user organization counts as one "end site" regardless 
> the number of physical locations it has.

Well, it seems like the policy needs more work to change
this silliness. IPv6 addressing was intended to assign a
/48 to a single end-site meaning more-or-less a single
location. My apartment, your house, the Walgreen's store
on the corner.

RIPE has started to correct this with a policy proposal
to clarify the wording.

Let's face it, McDonald's Restaurants is never going to
buy an IPv6 connection to the IPv6 Internet if they already
have a private network connecting all the restaurants.

We are not supposed to be scrimping and saving on IPv6
address space by wringing our hands over whether or not
a site DESERVES a /48. 

--Michael Dillon

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