IPv6 allocation plan, security, and 6-to-4 conversion

Eric Louie elouie at techintegrity.com
Fri Jan 30 20:32:43 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 8:29 AM, Justin M. Streiner <streiner at cluebyfour.org
> wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Jan 2015, Eric Louie wrote:
>  It also sounds like the Internet (aka the upstream/Tier 1 carriers) don't
>> want me to advertise anything longer than my /32 into BGPv6.  Is that
>> true?
>> (I'm getting that from the spamming comments made by others)  Am I
>> supposed to be asking ARIN for a /32 for each region that I want to
>> address?  (They turned down my request for an increase to a /28 last year)
> Not true.  A peek at the global IPv6 routing table shows lots of prefixes
> that are smaller than /32.  One of the hopes with larger allocations and
> assignments was that there would be less bloat in the global IPv6 routing
> table because networks would need to announce fewer prefixes.  How well
> that will hold up in practice remains to be seen :)
>  As far as the v6 to v4 translation is concerned, I'm looking at that for
>> the future - for the time being, we will be dual-stacked.  However, if we
>> move into a new area, based on our current IPv4 inventory, I don't really
>> have enough to assign to each new customer, so I was looking for ways to
>> allow those customers access to properties that are still IPv4 only.  Is
>> there yet another way to do that?
> If you assign a customer IPv6 space only, a translation mechanism is
> needed to allow that customer to reach Internet destinations that only
> speak IPv4 today.  There's no way around that.
> jms

What IPv6 to IPv4 translation mechanisms are available for networks with
multiple ingress/egress points?

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