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Re: IPv6 and BGP

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Thu Oct 13 15:30:59 2005

On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 14:45:34 -0400
 Kevin Loch <[email protected]> wrote:
> Mike Hyde wrote:
> > 
> > On the subject of ipv6, is there currently any way to multi-home with 
> > IPv6 yet?
> There has always been a way to multihome in IPv6.  Announce
> a prefix to two or more providers.  As with IPv4, YMMV.
> There is a proposal to allow direct IPv6 end site assignments
> that will be considered at the upcoming ARIN meeting:
> Note that it has been revised since the previous
> ARIN meeting.  The size for qualifying is still being
> debated and I hope that anyone interested in this
> topic will make their views known on the ARIN ppml
> list or at the meeting.

The current version calls for IPv6 address blocks for 
any end user that uses (or has serious plans to use) IPv6 on
at least 100,000 "unique devices" (routers, computers, etc.) and also multi-homes.
This is a compromise  between doing nothing, and the original
2002-3 like proposal. 

I would also urge interested parties to comment on PPML.

Marshall Eubanks

> - Kevin