[apnic-talk] [apnic-announce] Comments Required On Possible Extension Of

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  • Subject: [apnic-talk] [apnic-announce] Comments Required On Possible Extension Of IPv6 Bootstrap Period
  • From: APNIC Secretariat <secretariat at apnic dot net>
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 17:54:34 +1000 (EST)
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      COMMENTS REQUIRED ON POSSIBLE EXTENSION OF IPv6 BOOTSTRAP PERIOD
      
      
      Dear Colleagues,
      
      Your comments are requested on the suggestion to extend the period of the
      IPv6 bootstrap criteria, as described below.
      
      BACKGROUND TO THE BOOTSTRAP CRITERIA
      
      The policies for IPv6 address space allocations were jointly developed by
      the communities of the three RIRs (APNIC, ARIN, and NCC). The general
      eligibility criteria for IPv6 allocations include (among other things)
      peering relationships with other IPv6 networks. However, no such
      relationships existed before IPv6 was introduced, creating a "bootstrap"
      problem. Therefore, it was agreed that criteria relating to specified IPv4
      peering relationships should apply in this "bootstrap period".
      
      The current "Provisional IPv6 Assignment and Allocation Policy document"
      sets out that the bootstrap period should last until the RIRs have made a
      combined total of 100 IPv6 allocations. If 60 allocations are made in one
      RIR's region, then the bootstrap period will end in that region, but will
      continue in the other regions until the total reaches 100 globally.
      
      See:
      
          http://www.apnic.net/drafts/ipv6/ipv6-policy-280599.html#4.2
      
      CURRENT CONCERNS
      
      The RIRs collectively have now made 83 IPv6 allocations, meaning that the
      bootstrap period, as defined, will soon end.
      
      Concerns have been raised in the various regional Internet communities
      that the original bootstrap period is not sufficient, and that ending it
      at 100 allocations globally may hamper the introduction of IPv6.
      
      At the 39th RIPE meeting in Bologna, this was discussed and there was
      consensus to continue allocating under the bootstrap criteria beyond the
      current limit. No specific end for the bootstrap phase has been suggested.
      
      See:
      
          http://www.ripe.net/ripe/mail-archives/ipv6-wg/current/msg00013.html
      
      In the ARIN region, this issue has been raised and input sought. See:
      
          http://www.arin.net/mailinglists/v6wg/0081.html
      
      
      FEEDBACK NOW REQUIRED FROM THE APNIC REGION
      
      To date, APNIC has made 29 IPv6 allocations. We now seek your comments on
      the following:
      
         * It is proposed to extend the period of IPv6 "bootstrapping"
      
      Whether you agree or disagree, or if you have suggestions for a revised
      deadline for re-examining the applicability of the bootstrap criteria
      please send your comments to <sig-policy at apnic dot net> by no later than 31st
      July. After this deadline comments will be summarised and sent to this
      list. If you are not currently subcribed to this list, you may use our
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          http://www.apnic.net/lists/index.html
      
      Best wishes,
      
      
      Anne Lord
      APNIC
      
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