New ARIN ipv6 allocation policies

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri Sep 1 07:51:06 CEST 2006

Ross - as7781 wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Such a quiet list in comparison to Nanog. :)

Never complain about a quiet list! You're risking the wrath of the troll
gods if you do.

> Probably the most interesting thing is "Proposal 2005-1" that allows
> for /48s to be assigned directly to end users, so filters are going to
> have to be opened up from /32s to /48s in general now.

According to the assignments will
be made "from a distinctly identified prefix," so that answers at least one
of the questions posted here already. I'm glad to see that the final wording
of this new policy also adopted what I believe is the most sensible
criteria, that the end site "qualify for an IPv4 assignment or allocation
from ARIN under the IPv4 policy currently in effect." To me, that proposal
always made the most sense both because it's the easiest for ARIN staff to
administer, and because it puts IPv6 on par with IPv4 in all the ways that



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