Policy discussion updates amongst the RIRs – April 2006 ________________________________________________________________________
This is to share with the APNIC community the policy proposals that were discussed at last week's ARIN XVII meeting.
The following three proposals achieved consensus and have now entered into last call:
- 2005-9: 4-Byte AS Number
This proposal details a set of actions and associated dates for RIR AS number allocation policies to assist in an orderly transition to use of the 4-byte AS number space.
This proposal will be discussed in upcoming meetings of RIPE, LACNIC, and AfriNIC.
The proposal has also been adopted by consensus at APNIC 21. APNIC’s deadline for comment for this proposal [prop-032-v002] is 12 May 2006. For more information, see:
- 2005-1 Provider independent IPv6 assignments for end sites
Proposal for ARIN to make direct IPv6 portable assignment with minimum size of /48 to organizations for multihoming purposes. These assignments shall be made from a distinctly identified prefix and shall be made with a reservation growth of at least a /44.
- 2005-8 Proposal to amend ARIN IPv6 assignment and utilisation size
Proposal to amend ARIN IPv6 assignment and utilisation size proposed that many references to ‘/48’ will be replaced by 'End site assignment'. The exact size of the assignment is a local decision for the LIR or ISP to make. i.e. they can decide on a minimum value of /64 and up to a maximum of /48 assignment sizes.
APNIC has a similar proposal now under discussion, [prop-033-v001]:
Three proposals received consensus to be revised and discussed further in ARINs public policy mailing list, ppml. These were:
- 2006-1 Residential customer privacy - 2006-2 Micro-allocations for internal infrastructure - 2006-3 Capturing originations in templates
Two proposals were abandoned, having failed to reach consensus:
- 2006-4: IPv6 Direct PI assignments for end sites - 2006-5: IPv4 Micro-allocations for anycast services
More information ----------------
Details of all the above proposals can be found at:
All postings to ppml are archived at: