[sig-policy] prop-045: Proposal to modify "end site"definition and allow

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  • From: "Kenny Huang" <huangk at alum dot sinica dot edu>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 09:56:10 +0800
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    • Dear SIG members
      The proposal "Proposal to modify 'end site' definition and allow end sites
      to receive IPv6 allocations" 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:
      PS. The deadline for proposals for policy SIG is on 29th of this month.
      Please submit your proposal (Policy / Informational) before the 29th.
      Kenny Huang
      Policy SIG
      huangk at alum dot sinica dot edu
      prop-045-v001:   Proposal to modify "end site" definition and allow
                        end sites to receive IPv6 allocations
      Author:     Jordi Palet Martinez, Consulintel
      Version:    1
      Date:       22 January 2007
      SIG:        Policy
      This policy modification is intended to provide a solution for portable
      assignments required by entities which are not multihomed.
      Summary of the current problem
      Often, some organisations need to make internal assignments. Their networks
      may be made up of a number of sites that each has their own L2
      infrastructure. In some cases, organisations may have a small number of
      sites, but still need their own block so that they can avoid future
      renumbering, if they change their upstream provider, or have other
      administrative or policy reasons for that.
      One example might be a large university that has several campuses and
      faculties, each requiring IPv6 addresses. It may have one or several
      upstream providers. The university will most likely need to be able to
      assign IPv6 addresses from the same block to its sites and, at the same
      time, be able to use one or several upstreams. The university network
      behaves like an internal university ISP to each of the end sites.
      Existing policy 035 only solve the problem for this university if they are
      Situation in other RIRs
      A similar proposal has also been submitted to RIPE NCC, LACNIC and AfriNIC
      regions and updated versions are under preparation.
      The following policy changes are proposed for APNIC-089, "IPv6 Address
      Allocation and Assignment Policy":
      1.  Definition of "end site"
           The definition of "end site" in section 2.9 should be broadened to
           include a wider range of end users. This definition should be
           expanded to include end users that have a legal relationship with
           the service provider. Such legal relationships would allow end
           users that are part of the service provider or legally associated
           with the provider to be considered "end sites". For example, the
           different faculties or campuses of a university could be
           considered to be "end sites" under this proposed new definition.
      2.  Initial allocation criteria
           The following changes are proposed in section 5.1.1 of APNIC-089:
           a) Allow end sites to apply for an allocation
           b) Expand the criteria of the types of sites an organisation can
              provide IPv6 connectivity to include:
              - sites within its own organisations
              - sites at related organisations
           The difficulty encountered in receiving IPv6 address space by some
           big entities that have a need to use IPv6 is a clear barrier for
           its deployment.
           One possible effect of this proposal would be a growth of global
           routing tables. This is only to be expected when new allocations
           are made possible under this proposal.
      Effect on APNIC
      There may be a small increase in the number of IPv6 allocation requests from
      organizations which are not multihomed but require a portable block.
      Effect on NIRs
      NIRs may need to adapt their own similar policy. Otherwise, the
      organizations requiring a portable block may become APNIC LIRs to access to