European ISP enables IPv6 for all?

Andy Davidson andy at
Wed Dec 19 12:09:07 UTC 2007

On 19 Dec 2007, at 11:58, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> So, out of our /32, if we assign each customer a /48 we can only  
> support 65k customers. So in order to support millions of  
> customers, we need a new allocation and I would really like for  
> each new subnet allocated to be very much larger so we in the  
> forseeable future don't need to get a newer one. So for larger ISPs  
> with millions of customers, next step after /32 should be /20 (or  
> in that neighborhood). Does RIPE/ARIN policy conform to this, so we  
> don't end up with ISPs themselves having tens of aggregates (we  
> don't need to drive the default free FIB more than what's really  
> needed).

 From the RIPE perspective, there are seven "empty" /32s between my / 
32 and the next allocation.

I imagine this is fully intentional, and allows the NCC to grow my v6  
address pool, without growing my footprint in the v6 routing table.


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