Search RPD Archives
Limit search to: Subject & Body Subject Author
Sort by:

[rpd] AnyCast assignments - Update

ALAIN AINA aalain at
Sun Dec 7 08:37:13 UTC 2014


As discussed at the meeting, using multiple subnets is ok as far as reference to BCP126 is in there. 

To add Multiple ASNs on this, i suggest, reference to BCP 169

On Dec 3, 2014, at 5:31 AM, David Peall wrote:

>> On Nov 28, 2014, at 13:26, Alan Barrett <apb at> wrote:
>>> 2. Summary of how this proposal addresses the problem
>>> This proposal allows the use of:
>>> a. One (1) /24 of IPv4 for anycast services from a PA allocation of
>>> an LIR or direct end-user assignment.
>>> b. One /48 of IPv6 for anycast services from an IPv6 LIR allocation
>>> or direct end-user assignment.
>>> c. An AS Number for anycast purposes.
>> Clause 2 appears to require the applicant to use all three of the IPv4,
>> IPv6, and ASN.  However, under clause 3, it uses "and/or" to allow the
>> applicant to choose any subset of those three items.  I think this
>> should be clarified, possibly by the use of words like this in the first
>> sentence of clause 2:
>> 2. This proposal allows the use of any one or more of the following:
>> It's also not clear whether the restriction to "one" IPv4 /24, IPv6
>> /48, or ASN, means only one forever, or one per application (with the
>> freedom to apply for another one later).  I'd prefer to allow the use of
>> multiple such subnets or ASNs, if the applicant is providing multiple
>> anycast services and has adequate justification for not placing them all
>> in the same subnet or ASN.
>> I'd also like this proposal to be usable for any kind of anycast, even
>> those not invented yet.
>> --apb (Alan Barrett)
>> _______________________________________________
> I support the policy and APB’s suggestions but would also suggest allowing slightly larger allocations like /23 or /22 to allow the use of routing tools that Frank has already suggested.
> Regards
>> David Peall_______________________________________________
> rpd mailing list
> rpd at

More information about the RPD mailing list