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RE: North America not interested in IP V6

  • From: Ben Buxton
  • Date: Thu Jul 31 09:51:15 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeroen Massar [mailto:[email protected]] 
> Ronald van der Pol wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:30:25 -0400, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> > 
> > > > I'd be more interested in seeing how many customer connections
> > > > are using IPV6.
> > > 
> > > This question came up in discussions at IETF-57, without a 
> > good answer. 
> > 
> > I count 728 /48 entries in the RIPE database. These should 
> correspond
> > to "sites" or customers (a couple of /48s are allocated to IXs).
> The bad news here, or actually good news, is that many ISP's don't
> register their client /48's. The SixXS project for instance
> has 515 subnets currently given out to it's users.
> We've put a REFER in the remark line to our own whois database
> which contains up to date and full informations.
> This is done because delegations can and will change quite a lot.

And further to this...will it be required (or wise at all) to register
individual /48 delegations when it becomes commonplace to allocate them
to standard home users?

Some private home users might be unhappy that their full home address,
is available to anyone who knows that their ip address(es) are...

I recall reading somewhere that it would not be necessary to register
individual /48 subnets into RIPE. For one, it'd probably breach European
privacy rules.

Plus, putting in and maintaining hundreds of thousands of entries (we
have a
lot of users) would be quite impractical.