Optimizing IPv6 allocation strategies
|Synopsis||This is a proposal to change how the size of IPv6 allocations and end site assignments are determined, allowing more room for LIRs to grow within their allocation, while also preventing excessive address consumption. The proposal also assists to prevent potential human errors in configuration that can be caused by the current IPv6 policies, which allow allocations and assignments to be made on non-nibble boundaries.|
|Relevant forum||Policy SIG|
|Status at other RIRs||
ARIN: Currently under discussion and will be presented at ARIN XXVII Draft Policy ARIN-2011-3: Better IPv6 Allocations for ISPs
The author intends to submit a similar proposal to LACNIC and AfriNIC.
RIPE: As RIPE NCC seems to be currently issuing generous allocations, the author currently has no intention of submitting this proposal to RIPE. However, the author may eventually submit a proposal to RIPE to address the problem of non-nibble boundary allocations.
|12 January 2011||Submitted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.|
|18 February 2011||Version 2 submitted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.|
|23 February 2011||Did not reach consensus at APNIC 31 Policy SIG and was abandoned.|