[lir-wg] IPv6 assignments to RIPE itself
matthew.ford at bt.com matthew.ford at bt.com
Wed Jan 15 12:25:12 CET 2003
> -----Original Message----- > From: Alexander Gall [mailto:gall at switch.ch] > Sent: 15 January 2003 09:15 > To: Gert Doering > Cc: Stephane Bortzmeyer; Jeroen Massar; 'Wilfried Woeber, > UniVie/ACOnet'; lir-wg at ripe.net > Subject: Re: [lir-wg] IPv6 assignments to RIPE itself > > > [Probably opening a can of worms here...] Yuk, worms taste bad .... ;-) <snip> > I agree. The numerics in section 4 of RFC3177 assume that the top 45 > bits in 2000::/3 can be utilized with an H ratio of 0.25 (giving on > the order of 10^11 /48). IMHO, the problem with the current > allocation policy is that it is a lot more conservative than RFC3177 > suggests while still holding on to the /48-for-everybody rule. The > relatively small LIR allocations create a level of scarcity in the > number of /48's, which is enough to make people believe that giving a > student as much address space as her entire University is just crazy. > However, the whole point of RFC3177 was that this should be completely > irrelevant. It *is* completely irrelevant. Allocate /48s, exhaust existing RIR allocation, get more addresses from RIR. I don't see the problem. -- Mat.
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