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[afrinic-resource-policy-discuss] Re: [resource-policy] AfriNIC Policy Proposal: IPv6 ProviderIndependent (PI) Assignment for End-Sites

Alain Patrick AINA aalain at
Thu Feb 1 17:29:05 UTC 2007

> I support the policy. One bit thats not clear, is each /48 (whatever)
> assignment in its own unique /32 or are all /48's in a single (for now)
> /32 ?
> In RIPE, many IXP's are in the same 2001:7f8::/32 space,
> ie DE-CIX = 2001:7f8:0::/48   (They were first so have the slightly
> confusing look of being a /32)
>     LIPEX   = 2001:7f8:5::/48
> This would appear to be a good thing to do - ISP's should never need
> more space than a /48....
> However, for companies of unknown size and growth that request PI space
> - it might be more appropriate to put them in their own unique /32. I,
> however, see no reason not to make these /32's allocated back-to-back
> (numerically consecutive).

if a PI request qualify for /32, it should be assigned from LIR blocs.


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