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Re: IPV6 renumbering painless?
On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 08:56 -0800, Owen DeLong wrote: > Hmmm....It walks like a duck: > Can be advertised to any v6 ISP. > Talks like a duck: > Does not have to be returned to ISP when changing transit providers. > Floats like a duck: > Provides globally unique v6 addresses to said organization > > Must be made of wood and so it must be a witch. I was almost expecting you to start screaming "ding dong the witch is dead" in relation to IPv6 or something ;) > I don't care whether you want to call it PI space or not, the bottom line > is that it has all the same practical uses and effect as PI space, and, > this is exactly what the real world is likely to do with v6 for any > organization that wants to multihome without renumbering. They'll get > an AS and they'll get a /32, and, suddenly, each department within the > company will become a "customer" of the IT-ISP department. Fortunately there are 'only' 65k ASN's, thus that would mean only 65k routes in the routing table, which should be quite practical. Seeing only ~650 routes now I don't see that happening that soon, especially with the slowness of deployment of IPv6 in the US, though it is catching on ;). Left to wonder though what happens when we run out of ASN's, 32bit ones? > I'm not saying this is clean, friendly, nice, whatever. However, it is > what people are really going to do with the current v6 address allocation > policies. As those policies are decided upon by the membership, feed your input to ARIN/RIPE/APNIC/LACNIC... Greets, Jeroen