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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed May 2 13:43:18 EDT 2012

Correct me if I'm wrong, but, isn't prop 167 aimed at IPv4?

I don't believe there are any renumbering requirements in ARIN policy for IPv6.


On May 1, 2012, at 10:39 AM, Scott Leibrand wrote:

> 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: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/6renum/
> -Scott
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