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[afrinic-resource-policy-discuss] Re: [resource-policy] AfriNIC Policy Proposal: IPv6 ProviderIndependent (PI) Assignment for End-Sites
Mark J Elkins
mje at posix.co.za
Fri Feb 2 07:00:44 UTC 2007
OPPS - In my posting - I see a mistake....
Alain Patrick AINA wrote:
>> 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
The line above should have IXP - not ISP.
>> 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.
The assumption above is that a company of unknown growth potential who
asks for PI space of size /48 should be allocated a /48 - in a unique
/32 - which could be in an area where /32's are allocated back to back.
On the other hand - AfriNIC currently has so much IPv6 space - maybe
this really does not matter???
My point is that I believe its safe to separate known small (/48)
allocations (ie - for IXP's) and take them from a single /32 - and treat
them separately from other organisations asking for /48's who have
unknown potential growth.
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