Dear Community Members,
Following the LACNIC 25 meeting in La Habana, Cuba from 2 - 6 May 2016, the proposals under discussion during the Open Policy Forum reached the following statuses:
Two proposals reached consensus and sent to mailing list for 45 day comment period: --------------------------------
- LAC-2016-4 "Modify direct IPv6 address assignment to end users" https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2016-4?language=en
The proposal removes some of the criteria to justify an IPv6 assignment to end-user organizations. According to the author there was no justification to request information such as number of hosts in each subnet and details of routing plan or protocols to be used.
- LAC-2016-6 "Modify the initial assignment size and the requirements for subsequent direct IPv6 assignments to end sites" https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2016-6?language=en
This proposal aims to remove the maximum limit of /32 for IPv6 assignments to end-user organizations and to modify the text related to subsequent assignments which would give the interpretation that a contiguous block would always be granted.
Three proposals sent back to mailing list: --------------------------------
- LAC-2016-2 "IPv4 reserve pool for critical infrastructure in the Region" https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2016-2?language=en
This proposal seems to create a /15 IPv4 address pool to facilitate the deployment of critical infrastructure in the region and would create a reserve that is not subject to the current IPv4 depletion phases.
- LAC-2016-3 "Remove the reference to a provider's multihomed or non-multihomed status" https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2016-3?language=en
This proposal eases the multihoming requirement by eliminating the reference to a provider's "multihomed or non-multihomed status". It also reduces the utilization requirement from "at least 50% of the requested address space" to "25% of the requested address space".
- LAC-2016-5 "Modify the size of initial IPv6 allocation" https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2016-5?language=en
This proposal aims to create a new section in the policy manual where governmental organizations providing Internet access to other internal organizations could justify their needs for an allocation larger than a /32.
One proposal was abandoned: --------------------------------
- LAC-2016-1 "IPv4-IPv6 connectivity disputes when only one of the protocols is supported" https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2016-1?language=en
This proposal aimed to establish a recommendation or rule for settling cases of IPv4-IPv6 connectivity disputes when a network or carrier only supports IPv4 and wants to communicate with another network which only supports IPv6.
An overview of LACNIC´s policy proposals can be found here:
Find more information about the LACNIC Policy Development Process here:
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