How is IPv6 deployment going in the APNIC region?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Apr 14 07:59:57 CDT 2011


On Apr 14, 2011, at 5:47 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

> 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.
> 

I believe that rather than research, those are prefixes which are particularly "dirty" and
they have allocated them to the project to try and get them cleaned up so that they can
be subsequently issued.

Owen





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