[arin-ppml] IPv6 Renumbering (Was: Re: ARIN-prop-167 Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers)

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue May 1 13:39:55 EDT 2012

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Joe Maimon <jmaimon at chl.com> wrote:

> I suspect it would be more significant to note which of us have not
> interacted with a significant renumbering event, rather than the opposite.
> The less often people renumber the more painful it is likely to be when
> they do so, not just for themselves, but for everyone else who may be faced
> with it at one point.
> This is due to the pain being wholly self inflicted, in that dependencies
> are formed and grown under the assumption of address longevity.
> To a much larger extent than normally practiced, varying amounts of this
> self inflicted pain is avoidable with forethought, planning, and self
> discipline.
> Attributes which are usually far less prevalent then they should be.
> Attributes which are not recognized as valuable without the understanding
> and experience of renumbering, and that it is neither always predictable
> nor avoidable.
> The greater the emphasis placed on preparing for renumbering as opposed to
> avoiding it, the more likely that workable technology that properly
> abstracts the task is developed and deployed.
> How renumber-able are the typical IPv6 deployments?

With regard to IPv6, you might find the active IETF IPv6 Site
Renumbering working group to be of interest:

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