> Dear SIG members, > > The proposal, 'Optimizing IPv6 Allocation Strategies', has been sent to > the Policy SIG for review. It will be presented at the Policy SIG at > APNIC 31 in Hong Kong, 21-25 February 2011. > > 4. Details > ----------- > > This is a proposal to amend the IPv6 policy to: > > 4.1 Add the following definitions: > > Serving site: A location where an ISP terminates or aggregates > customer connections, including, but not limited to > Points of Presence (POPs), Datacenters, Central or > Local switching offices or regional or local > combinations thereof. > > > Provider The prefix of the smallest IPv6 block a given ISP > assignment assigns to end sites. > unit: In the RIPE DRAFT: IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy http://ripe.net/ripe/draft-documents/ripe-481-draft2010-06.html there's discussion about changes to their section 5.5 on Registration to add a new attribute called "assignment-size:". This sounds similar to Owen's proposed name. This is part of a proposal to make changes to the way in which RIPE NCC record IPv6 addresses. It would seem to be a good idea to read that RIPE document in conjunction with this proposal so that things can be harmonised. I'd like to see this community consider something similar to the proposed RIPE changes in due course. We're clearly not required to adopt the RIPE policy automatically but if they have an idea we like we should consider it. Happy with the proposal to allocate on nibble boundaries etc.