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[policy-wg] IPv6 PI policy
JORDI PALET MARTINEZ
jordi.palet at consulintel.es
Fri May 19 09:03:24 UTC 2006
I disagree, anyway, is something that its up to each operator, and what is
sure is that they don't filter anything shorter than 32 ...
Let me put an example that shows and <=32 works, others not.
APNIC has its own infrastructure in two locations, and they decided to split
the /32 in 2x/33. From time to time, they become not reachable from
different locations. Some operators only accept the /32.
How do you feel about that ?
Let me insist that /32 is not a waste under the consideration of: 1) is an
alternative to allow the current allocation policy to be modified for those
that may sub-assign to the same organization (instead to others); 2) is
temporary. However the cost for a different prefix is very unpredictable in
terms of asking everyone to make a specific filter for each /48 (or /44) and
consequently is not a good solution because is going to be against the
proposal of the policy itself (becoming a barrier to the existing barrier
> De: Andrew Alston <aa at tenet.ac.za>
> Responder a: <aa at tenet.ac.za>
> Fecha: Fri, 19 May 2006 10:45:59 +0200
> Para: <jordi.palet at consulintel.es>, AfriNIC Policy Working Group List
> <policy-wg at afrinic.net>
> Asunto: Re: [policy-wg] IPv6 PI policy
> Hi Jordi/Frank
> I've been looking at this, and Jordi states that the current policy is
> to filter <= /32, I actually disagree with this.
> I've been looking around at various route servers, and checking various
> networks, as well as speaking to a *LOT* of network admins, currently
> the actual ACTIVE practice is to filter <= /48, I have yet to actually
> find anyone who is filtering on a <= /32 basis. While I'm sure they may
> exist, if they do they are in my opinion probably the vast minority.
> Again I reiterate, P.I space of /48 with an option for /44 upon serious
> Other than that, I support the policy
> Andrew Alston
> TENET - Chief Technical Officer
> JORDI PALET MARTINEZ wrote:
>> Hi Frank, all,
>> See my reply below, in-line.
>>> De: Frank Habicht <geier-lists-afrinic-policywg at tih.co.tz>
>>> Responder a: AfriNIC Policy Working Group List <policy-wg at afrinic.net>
>>> Fecha: Thu, 18 May 2006 09:00:26 +0300
>>> Para: <policy-wg at afrinic.net>
>>> Asunto: [policy-wg] IPv6 PI policy
>>> Hi all,
>>> sorry I didn't speak up in the meeting.
>>> Regarding Jordi's IPv6 PI policy proposal afpol-v60604.
>>> I was in the third group who didn't want to reject/defer/stall the
>>> policy but also not accept as it was.
>>> The only problem in my opinion is the question of size of the assigned
>>> Main concern of contributors like Uniforum was that the assigned PI
>>> blocks be routable in practise (which AfriNIC won't guarantee, but might
>>> "influence"). I trust that operators of ipv6 routers will make the
>>> necessary exception for the supernet from with PI blocks are assigned.
>>> That other RIRs do same supports this expectation but if possible I'd
>>> like to hear from the router operators.
>>> I would like to see a change to a smaller default assignment size to
>>> conserve address space. I would like to maintain the provision to use
>>> bigger blocks when justified. /48 as default should be fine. If filters
>>> of <48 are expected rather than <=48, then /44 might be a good option.
>> The actual practice is to filter <=32, so even /44 will not work.
>> An alternative solution could be to understand that if we use /48 from a
>> special /32 block, then they may not be filtered (hopefully), but this only
>> works if an "allow" filter is placed on the complete /32.
>> The disadvantage of that, is the malicious usage of other /48 within that
>> /32 which are still not allocated. This already happens with non-allocated
>> IPv4 space, for example being used for spam. I think this is bad in general,
>> so a good reason for avoiding it.
>> Another disadvantage is that using a /32 allows a non-issue transition
>> (avoiding renumbering) if the PI holder later on becomes an LIR. Obviously
>> this is a very important advantage. May be I didn't stressed it enough
>> during the meeting.
>> I really think the advantages of the /32 versus the "perceived" waste are of
>> a much much much heavy way in the balance. Remember after all that this is a
>> temporary policy, so we are not wasting space forever.
>> As said in the meeting, the alternative will be to modify the existing PA
>> allocation to allow organizations to receive a PA prefix even if they don't
>> subassign to *other* organizations. In this case, is clear that they will
>> also get a /32. So what makes the difference ?.
>>> Since a rapid uptake of PI usage would or could increase the routing
>>> table size, and since I assume the fees attached to PI assignments will
>>> influence the number, those can be part of the discussion. I suggest
>>> fees should _not_ be waived.
>> I'm of the opinion that the fees should be waived only when the PA fees are
>> waived, but this may imply that there is some type of charge for having a
>> contractual relationship/membership with AfriNIC. I mean, right now LIRs
>> that have IPv4 get the fees for IPv6 waived, but I'm not sure if this is
>> also true if a new LIR only needs IPv6 ?
>>> I would like to see the proposal succeed even if the above is not
>>> agreeable. As the numbers of hands in the meeting indicated, it is
>>> important to have this policy with or without change of assignment size.
>>> I hope we can use the 15 days last call period to find the best solution
>>> to the mentioned details.
>>> policy-wg mailing list
>>> policy-wg at afrinic.net
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