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My apologies for this being delayed. Yesterday was my first time through the Policy SIG meeting as Chair and this got missed.
prop-099: IPv6 Reservation for Large Networks _______________________________________________________________________
Dear SIG members
Below is a summary of discussions on the proposal to date. We encourage you to continue discussions on the mailing list before the Policy SIG.
Andy and Terence
Proposal summary -----------------
This proposal extends the IPv6 request process to allow large ISPs to request multiple prefixes within a single, contiguous, reserved space.
Discussion statistics ----------------------
Version 1 posted to Policy SIG mailing list: 2 August 2011
Number of posts since proposal first posted: 12
Number of people participating in discussions: 9
Summary of discussion to date ------------------------------
- It was noted that the sparse allocation practise used currently effectively results in a "reservation" of a /24 per allocation. The Secretariat was asked to confirm how binary chop works (See next point).
- The binary chop algorithm that APNIC Secretariat use to allocate IPv6 does not specifically reserve space. The algorithm simply maximizes the "distance" between neighbouring allocations. As more space gets allocated, this distance will be reduced and fragmentation could occur.
- It was questioned whether prop-098 or even current needs assessment would adequately fill the needs the proposal seeks to address.