IPv6 allocations, deaggregation, etc.

Nathan Ward nanog at daork.net
Tue Dec 22 21:02:12 CST 2009

On 23/12/2009, at 3:52 PM, George Bonser wrote:

>> If you can justify getting a /32, then I suggest you do so, but if  
>> not
>> then don't worry, a /48 will work just fine. The networks that do
>> filter you will pretty soon adapt I expect.
> I can't in good conscience justify a /32.  That is just too much  
> space.
> I believe I can, however, justify a separate /48 in Europe and APAC  
> with
> my various offices and data centers in that region coming from the /48
> for that region.

I'm not sure it's about good conscience and worrying about address  
space wastage anymore. I mean sure, don't go ask for a /8 or  
something, but follow the RIR guidelines - don't paint yourself in to  
a corner later by trying to save the world now.
If you are assigning addresses to customers, you should have a /32  
allocation. If you are an end user of addresses, you should have a /48  
portable assignment. In APNIC world anyway, I'm not sure of the terms  
and policies used in other regions.

Nathan Ward

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