proposal for RIPE's IPv6-address space structure
Pedro Roque roque at di.fc.ul.pt
Fri Nov 22 11:58:04 CET 1996
>>>>> "JOIN" == JOIN Project Team <join at uni-muenster.de> writes: JOIN> PRID (Provider Region ID) 7 bit corresponds to 128 JOIN> IDs. These are mainly reserved for the countries of the JOIN> 'natural', ie. European, RIPE-Region (A5). Non-European JOIN> domains supported by RIPE get their own prefix (FP+RegID) in JOIN> order to support a dedicated authority for these regions in JOIN> the future. JOIN> We should mention that we have discussed the possibility to JOIN> subdivide the RIPE address space in such a way that the JOIN> length of the Country-ID depends on the size (population) of JOIN> that country. In such a scheme big countries could get a 5 JOIN> or 6 bit long Country-ID (instead of 7 bit), resulting in a JOIN> larger address space for those countries. Could you clarify a bit the Region ID field ... i.e. is there supposed to be a region id per country ? what about pan-european organizations (E-bone, EUnet, Dante and so on) ? Do they get the region of the country where their head-quarters is or a special "all-europe region" ? Do you intend to have address assignment made "provider based" or "geographically based" ? i.e. where would EUnet PT get his prefix, for instance ? from the "europe-wide" or "Holland" region or from "portuguese" region ? Note that this is not criticism to the idea... i just think these points could/should be addresses more clearly in the document. regards, Pedro.
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