IPv6 blocks for micro-allocation

Joe Abley jabley at ca.afilias.info
Wed Jun 4 03:58:38 CEST 2008

On 3 Jun 2008, at 20:16, Steve Bertrand wrote:

> So, given that this is a mess (as I see it, as a small operator with  
> working-'at' knowledge), is there at least some form of consensus on  
> a path forward? Are the IRRs going to be ignored completely, or  
> segmentally?

The most convincing signs of progress in this area are along the lines  
of the work being done in the SIDR working group, involving chained X. 
509 certificates which document right-of-use of things like AS numbers  
and IP addresses. There are several RIRs involved in pilot projects.  
Geoff Huston has presented on the subject at operator meetings for  
some years.

Frankly I think there's far more likelihood of that work becoming  
useful than of RPSS working across the various component registries of  
the IRR. (And note that RPSS, although undoubtedly better than  
nothing, is no panacea. At the end of the day as a consumer you're  
dealing with unsigned plain text.)


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