How is IPv6 deployment going in the APNIC region?

Geoff Huston gih at
Fri Apr 15 10:21:05 UTC 2011

On 14/04/2011, at 10:47 PM, 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.

The addresses were "in flight" to the recipient and got caught up in a set of scripted processes that inappropriately assigned them into the debogon project for a couple of days while some related administrative processes were underway.

Our apologies for the temporary confusion --  and we promise do better next time! :-)

And yes, APNIC is indeed  down to the last /8   - <> contains the announcement

Also, our apologies for not getting back to Iljitsch's request for information sooner - we have been somewhat busy in the last few days!



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