[ppml] How to get a IPv6 /32 the cheap way: go to AFRINIC
JORDI PALET MARTINEZ
jordi.palet at consulintel.es
Fri Jun 22 10:06:27 EDT 2007
This is just ridiculous.
All the RIRs have their own /32 for their internal usage.
> De: Jeroen Massar <jeroen at unfix.org>
> Organización: Unfix
> Responder a: <ppml-bounces at arin.net>
> Fecha: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:32:59 +0100
> Para: ARIN Address Policy <ppml at arin.net>, RIPE Address Policy
> <address-policy-wg at ripe.net>, AFRNIC IPv6 <afripv6-discuss at afrinic.net>, APNIC
> IPv6 <global-v6 at lists.apnic.net>
> Asunto: [ppml] How to get a IPv6 /32 the cheap way: go to AFRINIC
> [*full rant mode*]
> My eye just fell on a very strange new allocation, apparently made under some
> new rules in the AFRINIC region which seem to be very wasteful and very out of
> sync with the rest of the world who are at least thinking a bit about address
> conservation instead of just blowing address space like there is no tomorrow:
> http://www.afrinic.net/docs/policies/afpol-v6200407-000.htm#5 details:
> 5.1.1. Initial allocation criteria
> To qualify for an initial allocation of IPv6 address space, an organization
> a) be an LIR;
> b) not be an end site;
> c) show a detailed plan to provide IPv6 connectivity to organizations in the
> AfriNIC region.
> d) show a reasonable plan for making /48 IPv6 assignments to end sites in the
> AfriNIC region within twelve months. The LIR should also plan to announce the
> allocation as a single aggregated block in the inter-domain routing system
> within twelve months.
> 5.1.2. Initial allocation size
> Organizations that meet the initial allocation criteria are eligible to
> receive a minimum allocation of /32.
> Wow, so you make a new 'company' in 911 land and say "I am going to allocate a
> single /48" and you get a FULL /32 even when you will never ever ever use it
> or even are going to think about using it?
> The first "organization" which is using this to waste space seems to be:
> inet6num: 2001:42d0::/32
> netname: AfriNIC-IPv6-1
> descr: AfriNIC
> descr: RIR
> country: MU
> Gee, the RIR itself. How many people are using the AFRINIC network? 10-50? Are
> they really *ever* going to need more than a /48? Are they ever going to have
> a need for 65536 of those /48's?
> Really this is just a waste of address space. Yes there is "enough", but being
> sooo obviously wasteful just to be able to have a nice slot in the routing
> tables is a bit over done.
> I hope that the other regions take this in mind too when (re)considering their
> address policies.
> Giving out /48's or even a /40 to an organization that is in-effect an
> end-site I can understand, especially when they can justify the need for that
> amount of address space. But giving /32's to every single endsite that simply
> asks for it is very very very far fetched. They will not even ever fill up a
> /40 of address space even if they would have two sites (read: offices) in
> every country in Africa, let alone 65536 sites. Such a waste.
> Funnily later in the above document they point to HD ratios. What point is
> that when the waste is already happened?
> RIR's should be giving out address space based on "need" and that need must
> justified, giving out /32's as "those fit in the routing slots" is a really
> really bad idea.
> In short: if you want a nice /32 without issues: setup a small shop in Africa
> and presto!
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