[arin-ppml] Large hole in IPv6 assignment logic

Dave Temkin dave at temk.in
Mon Jun 8 19:25:43 EDT 2009


Yes, it definitely would resolve my issue.  The long and short of it 
means that if that's the only workaround that my deployment will be 
delayed until at least Dearborn...  Not exactly making IPv6 available to 
the masses.


Scott Leibrand wrote:
> Dave,
> I think you may be referring to the "IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks" 
> policy proposal at 
> http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/2009-March/013129.html
> Would that proposal, if adopted, resolve your issue?  If so, it should 
> be up for discussion at the fall meeting in Dearborn.
> -Scott
> Dave Temkin wrote:
>> I'm going to attempt to keep this brief, but here goes:
>> Recently, I received a /48.  After beginning our rollout, I quickly 
>> discovered that we'd need a /44 at the very least.  See, I have 
>> multiple networks that are not interconnected by a common backbone, 
>> and so a single /48 would leave me with a useless routing domain 
>> given that most people prefix filter at le /48.
>> Currently, each OrgID is entitled to only one /48.  Under IPv4, if 
>> you operate separate, disparate networks you're allowed to request 
>> multiple blocks under the Multiple Discrete Networks policy.  No such 
>> policy exists for IPv6, however it's been proposed here:  
>> https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#six583
>> I'd love to hear suggestions on workarounds until such the proposed 
>> policy would be voted on and implemented. PA addressing is not a 
>> viable option.
>> If we expect IPv6 adoption to have a significant uptick we need to 
>> take away silly barriers to addressing such as this and make address 
>> assignments accessible for the common ASP or Enterprise - and right 
>> now it's definitely not.
>> -Dave
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