[arin-ppml] BCP 157, RFC 6177 on IPv6 Address Assignment to End Sites (fwd)

Lea Roberts lea.roberts at stanford.edu
Sun Mar 27 11:00:31 EDT 2011

I'm happy to report that this has made it to being an RFC!

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Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 02:47:08 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: BCP 157, RFC 6177 on IPv6 Address Assignment to End Sites

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

         BCP 157
         RFC 6177

         Title:      IPv6 Address Assignment to End
         Author:     T. Narten, G. Huston,
                     L. Roberts
         Status:     Best Current Practice
         Stream:     IETF
         Date:       March 2011
         Mailbox:    narten at us.ibm.com,
                     gih at apnic.net,
                     lea.roberts at stanford.edu
         Pages:      9
         Characters: 21231
         Obsoletes:  RFC3177
         See Also:   BCP0157

         I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-v6ops-3177bis-end-sites-01.txt

         URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6177.txt

RFC 3177 argued that in IPv6, end sites should be assigned /48 blocks
in most cases.  The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) adopted that
recommendation in 2002, but began reconsidering the policy in 2005.
This document obsoletes the RFC 3177 recommendations on the
assignment of IPv6 address space to end sites.  The exact choice of
how much address space to assign end sites is an issue for the
operational community.  The IETF's role in this case is limited to
providing guidance on IPv6 architectural and operational
considerations.  This document reviews the architectural and
operational considerations of end site assignments as well as the
motivations behind the original recommendations in RFC 3177.  Moreover,
this document clarifies that a one-size-fits-all recommendation of /48 is
not nuanced enough for the broad range of end sites and is no longer
recommended as a single default.

This document obsoletes RFC 3177.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group of the IETF.

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