prop-044: Proposal to remove requirement to document need for multiple /48s assigned to a single end site
Dear SIG members
The proposal "Proposal to remove requirement to document need for multiple /48s assigned to a single end site" has been sent to the Policy SIG for review. It will be presented at the Policy SIG at APNIC 23 in Bali, Indonesia, 26 February - 2 March 2007. 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:
Toshiyuki Hosaka on behalf of Policy SIG chair firstname.lastname@example.org
prop-044-v001: Proposal to remove requirement to document need for multiple /48s assigned to a single end site ________________________________________________________________________
Author: Jordi Palet Martinez, Consulintel
Date: 22 January 2007
Introduction ------------ This policy modification is intended to modify the section related to assignment of multiple /48s to a single end site.
Summary of the current problem ------------------------------ The current text requires the LIR to justify to the RIR/NIR when assigning multiple /48s to a single end site. It seems that the reason for this requirement is the lack of experience, which seems unreasonable after a few years this policy has been implemented.
In addition to that, is not reasonable to ask the LIR to justify in a case by case basis, when he is already responsible of justifying the utilization of its allocation when requesting more address space.
Situation in other RIRs ----------------------- This proposal has also been submitted to the other RIR service regions.
Details ------- The following policy changes are proposed for APNIC-089, "IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy":
1. Requirement to document need for multiple /48s assigned to a single end site.
It is proposed that section 5.4.2 of APNIC-089, which requires that an end site document its need for more than a single /48, be removed.
Removal of this requirement reduces the workload of APNIC staff. It seems unnecessary for the staff to evaluate whether an end site needs more than one /48. Instead it should be up to the LIR to decide what to assign to end users. An LIR should realize that such decisions will impact its own prefix utilization and that the LIR will need to justify its decisions when coming back for a new allocation.
Both, the APNIC and the LIR staff will save resources in a justification which seems unnecessary and should be completely on the hands of the LIR itself.
Effect on APNIC --------------- Less workload, even if this is a case which is very infrequent.
Effect on NIRs -------------- Less workload, even if this is a case which is very infrequent.
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