Considerations on the IPv6 Host Density Metric
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Considerations on the IPv6 Host density Metric' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Considerations on the IPv6 Host density Metric ' <draft-huston-hd-metric-03.txt> as an Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is David Kessens. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-huston-hd-metric-03.txt
Technical Summary This memo provides an analysis of the Host Density metric as currently used to guide registry allocations of IPv6 unicast address blocks. This document contrasts the address efficiency as currently adopted in the allocation of IPv4 network addresses and that used by the IPv6 protocol. It is noted that for large allocations there are very significant variations in the target efficiency metric between the two approaches. Working Group Summary This document is an individual submission by Geoff Huston and is not the product of a working group. Protocol Quality David Kessens reviewed this document for the IESG. IANA Note No IANA actions are expected as a result of this document.