[address-policy-wg] Re: [ipv6-wg] IPv6 micro allocation or so mething else?
Koepp, Karsten Karsten.Koepp at lambdanet.net
Thu Nov 17 13:36:08 CET 2005
Hi all, I also followed the discussion, not stepping in here because of no background in TLD operations. Getting a bit frustrated as I see NO movement here. Unlike others, I do see dns being _critical_ to the infrastructure. No other protocol is that much subject of political discussions. As an operator being dependent on TLD operations I want to see a stable operations of the dns tree. Consequently I support giving the TLD operators the tools they need to make it a stable service. I have read an _expressed need_ of the tld community for anycast where I have not seen any constructive proposal against. Hence I have to ACCEPT that large TLDs need it. It brings us no step further towards a stable dns chain if we deny this. What is the impact onto my network if I accept to grant special resources to this need? I can see hardly any besides at most 200 prefixes polluting the DFZ. I can question whether the anycast allocations should be /32 or /48 or something else. It doesn't make a difference in terms of resources stressing my network provided I have a finite number of objects here. Operationally I believe /32 assignments are more stable, so I tend handing out /32 to TLD operators. Current policy does not allow to allocate routeable blocks to TLDs, so we have to change the policy. Before you start flaming I do not regard this opening the flooding gates, as I don't see the flood. TLD operators are being defined as critical infrastructure. It can be decided case by case to allow further infrastructure - by the RIPE members, but I haven't seen such case yet. Let it be xyz.com, have they ever claimed a need for themselves? regards Karsten > -----Original Message----- > From: Mohsen Souissi [mailto:Mohsen.Souissi at nic.fr] > Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:51 AM > To: Florian Weimer > Cc: address-policy-wg at ripe.net; ipv6-wg at ripe.net > Subject: Re: [address-policy-wg] Re: [ipv6-wg] IPv6 micro > allocation or > something else? > > > Florian & all, > > On 16 Nov, Florian Weimer wrote: > [...] > | It depends on the PI criteria. If slots in the global > routing tables > | are kept in short supply *and* you get at most one if you aren't an > | ISP *and* you need to do IPv6 anycast, you might have a problem > | because you need two globally visible prefixes (one for your > | production network, one for anycast). > | > | But I think you are right that it makes sense to resolve > the PI first, > | either negatively or positively. > > ==> This is just amazing! I have been follwing this topic for more > than two years and I have the feeling that we are making again and > again the history! I remember that when the IPv6 "PI" issue was first > raised in the IPv6/LIR wgs ("LIR" was the old name for "AP" at that > time), the answer was "PI is out of scope of this wg". Then came the > first draft proposel of Andreas in the AP wg asking for a /32 for > ccTLDs wishing to deploy anycast. At that time, the wg said "let's not > talk about "PI", which is still out of scope of this wg. Let's rather > talk about specific needs of TLDs wishing to do anycast and see what > we can do for them in termes of (micro-)allocation." > > Now, I'm surprised that we are going back to the original issue and > asking to first solve the PI problem... > > If that's to be done and while we ar at it, we can see again how RIPE > is the only RIR not considering TLD networks as "critical > infrastructure" while an appropriate policy has been already > implemented in all other existing RIRs for a long while (please > revisit the comparative matrix of RIR policies at > http://www.ripe.net/info/resource-admin/rir-comp-matrix-rev.html and > see how RIPE is lagging behind in this matter. Some of this > mailing-list member would say: "that was our choice!"). Isn't it a > European speciality to discuss over again and again issues without > coming to any solution? Some people on RIPE mailing-lists are now > used to coming after a consensus is almost reached and try to break > everything just for the sake of building CLEAN solutions... > > (cc)TLD need an allocation (whether it is a /32 or whatever "routable > prefix") because they need to do anycast, full stop. To recall only a > few of the arguments for deploying anycast for a TLD, I would say: > Redundance & Resilience against DDoS attacks, better global time > response, a greater flexibility in adding and removing name servers > without notifying IANA! > > Btw, I'd like to remind some of this mailing-list readers that the > request of DENIC is not isolated since AFNIC asked even before > Adndreas first draft for a constency between all RIRs in the way IPv6 > allocation were made for "critical infrastructure". AFNIC has then > strongly supported Andreas proposal from the beginning and hoped that > the solution would come rapidly because AFNIC is still needing such a > solution to start deploying anycast in IPv4 AND in IPv6 in a > consistent way! > > I still hope this debate will lead to a concrete solution within the > coming 3 years! > > Good luck :-) > > Mohsen. > >
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