[ppml] [Re: IPv6 addresses really are scarce after all]
drc at virtualized.org
Fri Aug 17 17:34:41 EDT 2007
Please define "viable".
There are a large number of potential distribution models that could
be applied depending on that definition.
On Aug 17, 2007, at 2:19 PM, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
> anyone have any idea on a viable distribution method
> OTHER THAN need?
> ----- Forwarded message from Bill Manning -----
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 14:10:10 -0700
> To: michael.dillon at bt.com
> Cc: ietf at ietf.org
> Subject: Re: IPv6 addresses really are scarce after all
> Michael Dillon sez:
> "ARIN ... belives IPv6 addresses are ... resources that need to be
> [distributed] according to need."
> I guess I have to agree with this sentiment. If the ARIN community
> decides there is a better way to distribute IP addresses *OTHER THAN*
> need, I'd be really happy to hear what that method would be.
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 09:08:43PM +0100, michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
>> It seems that someone in ARIN land believes that IPv6 addresses are
>> scarce resources that need to be carefully dribbled out to customers
>> according to need. The following proposal has just been formally
>> made to
>> change ARIN's allocation policy.
>> ------start of copied text------
>> Replace the text in section 18.104.22.168 with the following text:
>> LIR's may assign blocks in the range of /48 to /64 to end sites.
>> All assignments made by LIR's should meet a minimum HD-Ratio of .25.
>> * /64 - Site needing only a single subnet.
>> * /60 - Site with 2-3 subnets initially.
>> * /56 - Site with 4-7 subnets initially.
>> * /52 - Site with 8-15 subnets initially.
>> * /48 - Site with 16+ subnets initially.
>> For end sites to whom reverse DNS will be delegated, the LIR/ISP
>> consider making an assignment on a nibble (4-bit) boundary to
>> reverse lookup delegation.
>> LIR's do not need to issue all 5 sizes of prefixes as long as the
>> HD-Ratio requirement is met.
>> ------end of copied text------
>> --Michael Dillon
> Opinions expressed may not even be mine by the time you read them, and
> certainly don't reflect those of any other entity (legal or
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