How is IPv6 deployment going in the APNIC region?

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at
Thu Apr 14 07:47:22 CDT 2011

On 14 apr 2011, at 13:50, Tore Anderson wrote:

>> This is address space that's now marked as delegated and removed from
>> the pile of unused address space for no obvious reason.

> I believe they are using those prefixes for research.

> and the delegated-extended file, it appears that these prefixes do count
> as assigned space like any other assignment. I would assume that when
> the research project is over, they will be returned to the free pool and
> assigned under the last /8 policy

That is extremely curious. How can they justify taking 4 million addresses for research two days before running out of regularly allocatable address space? They could have taken that /10 out of the final /8 rather than taking it from the last scraps of regular space if they really need a /10 for research, which is already dubious in and of itself.

Of course they didn't bother to respond to my request for information about all of this.

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