Fwd: I-D Action:draft-azinger-scalable-addressing-00.txt

Fred Baker fred at cisco.com
Sat Sep 25 08:51:05 CEST 2010

I would appreciate opinions from the operators forum; please post comments to v6ops at ietf.org.

The IPv6 Operations Working Group has been asked to adopt this document as a working group draft. In essence, the outcome would become a suggestion to the RIR and *NOG communities regarding the way the IETF would suggest that IPv6 prefixes be allocated. Note the use of the word "suggest". In summary, what this says is that the IETF holds no strong opinions about specific prefix lengths or boundaries, but strongly feels that the allocation policies should be scalable - which means that PI allocations to edge networks should be done only when Really Truly Appropriate.

My question is: is this something that the operational community would consider helpful, or is it something the operational community would prefer the IETF kept its nose out of? If the operational community would find it helpful, is the specific suggestion reasonable from an operational perspective?

Fred Baker
Chair IPv6 Operations WG

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> Date: September 24, 2010 12:45:06 PM PDT
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> Subject: I-D Action:draft-azinger-scalable-addressing-00.txt 
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> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> 	Title           : A Scalable Addressing Allocation Architecture for IPv6
> 	Author(s)       : M. Azinger, et al.
> 	Filename        : draft-azinger-scalable-addressing-00.txt
> 	Pages           : 14
> 	Date            : 2010-09-24
> This document presents a scalable architecture for assigning and
> aggregating IPv6 address space.  The current IPv4 addressing
> aggregation strategy was defined in [RFC1519] (and updated in
> [RFC4632]) and the IPv4 address allocation architecture was defined
> in [RFC1518].  A similar address allocation architecture was proposed
> for IPv6 in [RFC1887].  The objective of this document is to update
> the previous documents and provide the best current guidance on an
> address allocation architecture to help manage the growth of routing
> tables in IPv6.
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