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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Dec 10 23:17:41 UTC 2012

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On Dec 10, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:

> 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

I disagree. SWIP for a /48 with the appropriate notations under residential customer privacy policy provides a good balance between the need for public accountability of resource utilization and privacy concerns for residential customer assignments.


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