Dear SIG members The proposal "IPv6 assignment size to critical infrastructure" was sent to the Policy SIG Chair and Co-chairs yesterday. We are now forwarding it 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-041-v001.html Regards Kenny Huang Policy SIG huangk at alum dot sinica dot edu ________________________________________________________________________ prop-041-v001: IPv6 assignment size to critical infrastructure ________________________________________________________________________ Author: APNIC Secretariat <secretariat at apnic dot net> Version: 1 Date: 7 August 2006 Introduction ------------ This policy proposes a clarification of the APNIC policy for IPv6 portable assignments to critical infrastructure networks operating in the Asia Pacific region. Summary of the current problem ------------------------------ The current policy for critical infrastructure assignments in section 5.8.2 of APNIC document, "IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy" (http://www.apnic.net/docs/policy/ipv6-address-policy.html#5.8.2) states: "The minimum assignment made under these terms is /32." Since this policy became active, requests have been received for multiple /32 assignments in cases where infrastructure operators have multiple POPs or servers providing secondary services. While the policy is ambiguous in this regard, the APNIC secretariat deemed that additional /32 assignments are not warranted in such cases, due to the large amount of address space involved and the potentially large number of such requests. Situation in other RIRs ----------------------- AfriNIC: no specific policy ARIN: /48 minimum assignment per POP LACNIC: /48 minimum, /32 maximum micro allocation to critical Internet infrastructure operators only RIPE NCC: minimum allocation size at time of request Proposal -------- It is proposed that section 5.8.2 of APNIC document "IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy" remains except to modify the last sentence to read: "The maximum assignment made under these terms is /32 per operator."