/48 for each and every endsite (Was: European ISP enables IPv6 for all?)
andy at nosignal.org
Wed Dec 19 12:58:07 UTC 2007
On 19 Dec 2007, at 12:24, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> Andy Davidson wrote:
>> 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
> That is exactly what it is for. Then again, if you actually had
> *PLANNED* your address space like you are supposed to when you make
> a request you could have already calculated how much address space
> you really needed and then justify it to the $RIR. In case you have
> to go back to ask the $RIR for more you already made a mistake
> while doing the initial request...
With respect, Jeroen, because I did *PLAN* (your emphasis) our
organisational requirements, this is precisely the reason why I think
it's significant that a lot of space was left unallocated following
My RIR only asked me to *PLAN* two years in advance (see ripe-414
[footnote 0]), though prudent organisations may plan for longer. I
thought it was significant (and good) to note that they are allow me
room to grow sometime after that period.
If you offer the sweeping statement that anyone who ever needs to go
back to the RIR for more space has made a 'mistake' with their
requirement planning shows you're only thinking in an incredibly
short term manner. Unless, of course, you are only used to working
in companies which do not grow. :-)
#[IPv6 ALLOCATION USAGE PLAN]#
% When will you use this address space?
% Subnet Within Within Within
% size (/nn) 3 months 1 year 2 years Purpose
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