Dear SIG members
The proposal "IPv6 assignment size to critical infrastructure" was sent to the Policy SIG Chair and Co-chairs yesterday. We are now forwarding it to the Policy SIG for review. It will be presented at the Policy SIG at APNIC 22 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 4-8 September 2006. You are invited to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list before the meeting.
The proposal's history can be found at:
Kenny Huang Policy SIG firstname.lastname@example.org
prop-041-v001: IPv6 assignment size to critical infrastructure ________________________________________________________________________
Author: APNIC Secretariat email@example.com
Date: 7 August 2006
This policy proposes a clarification of the APNIC policy for IPv6 portable assignments to critical infrastructure networks operating in the Asia Pacific region.
Summary of the current problem ------------------------------
The current policy for critical infrastructure assignments in section 5.8.2 of APNIC document, "IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy" (http://www.apnic.net/docs/policy/ipv6-address-policy.html#5.8.2) states:
"The minimum assignment made under these terms is /32."
Since this policy became active, requests have been received for multiple /32 assignments in cases where infrastructure operators have multiple POPs or servers providing secondary services. While the policy is ambiguous in this regard, the APNIC secretariat deemed that additional /32 assignments are not warranted in such cases, due to the large amount of address space involved and the potentially large number of such requests.
Situation in other RIRs -----------------------
AfriNIC: no specific policy
ARIN: /48 minimum assignment per POP
LACNIC: /48 minimum, /32 maximum micro allocation to critical Internet infrastructure operators only
RIPE NCC: minimum allocation size at time of request
It is proposed that section 5.8.2 of APNIC document "IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy" remains except to modify the last sentence to read:
"The maximum assignment made under these terms is /32 per operator."