Why do some providers require IPv6 /64 PA space to have public whois?

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Dec 10 23:02:53 UTC 2012

In message <50C65C84.6080203 at dougbarton.us>, Doug Barton writes:
> On 12/10/2012 01:27 PM, Schiller, Heather A wrote:
> > I think most folks would agree that, IPv4 /32 :: IPv6 /128 as IPv4 /29 :: I
> Pv6 /64
> Quite the opposite in fact. In IPv6 a /64 is roughly equivalent to a /32
> in IPv4. As in, it's the smallest possible assignment that will allow an
> end-user host to function under normal circumstances.
> SWIP or rwhois for a /64 seems excessive to me, FWIW.
> Doug

Even SWIP for a /48 for a residential assignment is excessive.
SWIP for a /48 for a commercial assignment is reasonable

Note it is the type of assignment, not the size, which is determining
factor here.  A /64 commercial assignment should have a SWIP entry.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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