[arin-ppml] V6 address allocation policy

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 18:03:03 EST 2010

On 1/19/2010 2:35 PM, Tim Durack wrote:
> The current end-site assignment policy seems vague. We had a similar
> experience, applying for a /45, realizing it was too small, applying
> again for a /41. After some back and forth, ARIN assigned us the /41
> (no additional fee, which was fair.)
> We are a reasonable size campus/enterprise, spanning multiple distinct
> locations. We also have a good size residential Internet user base. We
> are increasingly structured more like a service provider, as such
> tends to scale well. Even a /41 seems small, when you start carving it
> up into /48s. A /48 per-pop for infrastructure, a /48 per-pop per
> enterprise customer, /56s per residential customer. I would like to
> avoid having to keep going back to ARIN. Plus the thought of
> renumbering is a non-starter, even with IPv6.


It almost sounds like you're more of an ISP/LIR than an end site.  Are 
you making /48 reassignments to your customers?  If so, you should 
qualify for a /32 allocation under existing policy...


> I like the simplified approach that has been outlined by others:
> /48 no questions asked.
> /40 for multi-homed organizations.
> /32 once you push the limits of your /40.

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