v6 peering at PAIX/Palo Alto

Daniel Roesen dr at cluenet.de
Tue Aug 29 19:52:33 CEST 2006

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 10:58:29AM -0400, Joe Abley wrote:
> Trouble is S&D didn't specify a prefix length when they told people  
> their addresses. I know some people who have assumed a /64. S&D  
> themselves insist that the correct prefix length is a /48.

How... misguided.

The correct thing to do is to take a /64 out of the /48 IXP prefix for
the peering LAN.

> Seems to me that if I was S&D, I'd be carving one /64 out of that /48  
> for each exchange point fabric I operated.

Actually, the idea is to have a /48 per IXP site as they are normally
non-interconnected and thus standalone entities. The IXP /48s are
assigned per IXP, not per operator.

Best regards,

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