Creating an IPv6 addressing plan for end users
joelja at bogus.com
Mon Mar 28 06:20:23 CDT 2011
On 3/23/11 6:14 AM, Hammer wrote:
> As an end customer (not a carrier) over in ARIN land I purchased a /48
> about a year ago for our future IPv6 needs. We have 4 different Internet
> touchpoints (two per carrier) all rated at about 1Gbps. Recently, both
> carriers told us that the minimum advertisement they would accept PER
> CIRCUIT would be a /48. I was surprised to say the least. Basically a /48
> would not be enough for us. The arguement was that this was to support all
> the summarization efforts and blah blah blah. Even though my space would be
> unique to either carrier. So now I'm contemplating a much larger block.
> Seems wasteful but I have to for the carriers. Have you heard of this
> elsewhere or is this maybe just an ARIN/American thing? Both carriers told
> me that in discussions with their peers that they were all doing this.
there are providers that will accept more specific prefixes from the
customers for internal use. since /48 is the minimum arin allocation
there is observed to be general consensus on not accepting prefixes
longer than /48 into the dfz.
is one such example of a transit provider that will carry longer
> "I was a normal American nerd."
> -Jack Herer
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Schiller, Heather A <
> heather.schiller at verizonbusiness.com> wrote:
>> For those who don't like clicking on random bit.ly links:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nathalie Trenaman [mailto:nathalie at ripe.net]
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:05 AM
>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>> Subject: Creating an IPv6 addressing plan for end users
>> Hi all,
>> In our IPv6 courses, we often get the question: I give my customers a
>> /48 (or a /56 or a /52) but they have no idea how to distribute that
>> space in their network.
>> In December Sander Steffann and Surfnet wrote a manual explaining
>> exactly that, in clear language with nice graphics. A very useful
>> document but it was in Dutch, so RIPE NCC decided to translate that
>> document to English.
>> Yesterday, we have published that document on our website and we hope
>> this document is able to take away some of the fear that end users seem
>> to have for these huge blocks.
>> You can find this document here:
>> http://bit.ly/IPv6addrplan (PDF)
>> I look forward to your feedback, tips and comments.
>> With kind regards,
>> Nathalie Trenaman
>> RIPE NCC Trainer
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