[ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv6 Assignment Guidelines

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Sat Aug 18 06:23:44 EDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 06:42:41PM -0700, David Conrad wrote:
{long counter point elided}
> The real problem isn't IPv6 address exhaustion, it is the risk of  
> overwhelming the routing system.  I would worry that allocating  
> longer prefixes under the theory that it is less wasteful of address  
> space might increase the chances that those longer prefixes would  
> show up in the routing system.
> Regards,
> -drc

	risk of overwhelming the routing system? guess i have to 
	agree w/ you there... but surely its not a risk but a dead

	the routing system is "dead man walking" with regard to
	IPv6. some kind soul pointed out the magnitude of 128 bits...
	any of the current delegation metrics for which IPv6 is 
	handed out, the current routing system will fail.


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