[ppml] [GLOBAL-V6] [afripv6-discuss] Re: How to get a IPv6 /32 the cheap way: go to AFRINIC

Jeroen Massar jeroen at unfix.org
Wed Jun 27 10:17:41 EDT 2007


Latif LADID ("The New Internet based on IPv6") wrote:
> Joeren,
> 
> To be fair, start your rant also about those that got /13 and those that got
> /19 :-)

I've not seen a /13 in the routing tables nor in the allocation tables
yet. Where did this occur? A /13 would be 34.359.738.368 /48's, I don't
know of any ISP currently actively providing residential access in all
countries on this planet and then about 5 of those planets.

The /19's you mention are for France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom, both
clearly where able to justify to the RIR that they needed 536.870.912
/48's, based on HD ratio and home countries respectively having 64 and
83 million inhabitants with most likely added plan of providing the rest
of Europe with connectivity too, is not too far fetched. With only the
home countries in mind a /21 would have sufficed, but that doesn't cover
the HD ratio. Now if there was a /56 policy for home-end-users then it
would surely have been way too much, but with the current HD policy it
isn't.

There are several other such "large" prefixes, but they all are
allocated to ISP's who have been around for a long time and are
providing connectivity to a large amount of users in a similar way as
the above two ISP's.

But a single /32 for a ~5 person organization quickly grabbing it before
their own PI policy becomes in effect is a bit strange don't you think.
And no "we have 3 offices and a few big projects" is far from correct
justification. As such, sneaking in a /32 from under their own policies
is a waste of address space.

Greets,
 Jeroen

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