90 IPv6 sub-TLA allocations made
James Aldridge jhma at KPNQwest.net
Wed Aug 8 15:49:21 CEST 2001
"Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet" wrote: > I think we were talking about increasing the size of a sTLA (when the > requirement for that can be documented), rather than allocating another > sTLA?! OK, my last mail was maybe a bit terse. Some background might help. We (KPNQwest, formerly EUnet) are a "supernational" registry. In the IPv4 world this is much like having 6 individual large registries with the corresponding number of open allocations that implies. Now, in the IPv6 world I'm told that we can't get an IPv6 sTLA for our direct backbone customers or for any of our other national networks because KPNQwest Finland (covered by the eu.eunet supernational registry) already has our one sub-TLA. Of course, that one sub-TLA gives us a total amount of address space which is adequate for our current requirements for the whole network but once this is split over each of about 20 separate autonomous systems, each with their own routing policy, this is hardly going to result in optimally aggregatable routing... James > Also, I seem to remember that the NCC reserves some space in the address > tree for that, so you might be able to obtain a "2nd" sTLA back-to-back > with the original one, which is equivalent to decreasing the prefix > length. > > I guess you would be free to structure that (combined/extended) address > space internally (for distribution to customers by more than one > operational unit). > > But probably I am missing something essential here. > > Wilfried. > ______________________________________________________________________ > > Of course, there would be at least one more sub-TLA allocated if the IPv4 > rules for supernational registries were to be applied to IPv6 instead of > restricting these to only having a single sub-TLA allocation... :-( > > James > > -- > James Aldridge, Senior Network Engineer (IP Architecture) > KPNQwest, Singel 540, 1017 AZ Amsterdam, NL > Tel: +31 70 379 37 03; GSM: +31 65 370 87 07 > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- --- > _________________________________:_____________________________________ > Wilfried Woeber : e-mail: Woeber at CC.UniVie.ac.at > UniVie Computer Center - ACOnet : Tel: +43 1 4277 - 140 33 > Universitaetsstrasse 7 : Fax: +43 1 4277 - 9 140 > A-1010 Vienna, Austria, Europe : RIPE-DB: WW144, PGP keyID 0xF0ACB369 > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > First things first, but not necessarily in that order....
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