The proposal "A proposal to improve reachability of new IANA blocks" has been sent to the Policy SIG for review. It will be presented at the Policy SIG at APNIC 22 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 4-8 September 2006. You are invited to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list before the meeting. The proposal's history can be found at: http://www.apnic.net/docs/policy/proposals/prop-039-v001.html Regards, Toshiyuki Hosaka Policy SIG hosaka at nic dot ad dot jp ________________________________________________________________________ prop-039-v001: A proposal to improve reachability of new IANA blocks ________________________________________________________________________ Author: Tomoya Yoshida <yoshida at ocn dot ad dot jp> Version: 1 Date: 7 August 2006 Introduction ------------ The objective of this proposal is to establish basis of cooperation between RIRs/ISPs to test and ensure routability of new IANA allocations to RIRs. Summary of the current problem ------------------------------ APNIC and some of the RIRs provide a trial service for testing reachability and routability of new IANA allocations. http://www.ris.ripe.net/debogon/debogon.html However, problems still remains for ISPs that almost all such allocations are unreachable and unable to use immediately after allocations. There are a number of cases which an allocated block remain unreachable upto one year after the allocation is made. Situation in other RIRs ----------------------- RIPE and AfriNIC conduct a trial service jointly with APNIC, however there are same situation in other RIRs. (*) Needs confirmation with RIPE and AfriNIC Details of this proposal ------------------------ 1) Propose a full scale service for de-bogonizing new IANA allocations instead of a trial service currently conducted for 121/8,122/8,123/8 (Provide an enviroment where multiple reachability can be secured for a single /8 as much as possible). 2) Propose RIRs to estabilish a site for ISPs to confirm reachability e.g. Enable automatic notification of theicmp/traceroute from RIRs to ISP's site by registering ISP's own icmp/traceroute testing servers to RIRs. Details of the implementation will be left up to APNIC. 3) Propose to provide the same service for IPv6 allocations. 4) Propose the service by all RIRs and not be restricted within the AP region. Pros/Cons --------- Advantages: + LIRs will be able to use the address space more quicker than before after an allocation as a result of de-bogonization + Will be able to determine the cause of unreachability and other network problems + LIRs also will be able to check whether their bogon filtering is updated or not + RIRs will be able to understand or confirm situation of reachability or routability of new IANA allocations Disadvantages: + May need to consider whether its benefits scale the expenses Additional note: May able to convert the use of the address ranges reserved for reachability testing for assignments to critical networks at the time of IPv4 address exhaustion. Effect on APNIC --------------- Will improve reachability or routability of new IANA blocks for members. Effect on NIRs -------------- Will improve reachability or routability of new IANA blocks for members.