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Move RFC7954 and RFC7955 to Historic

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Document Proposed status change Move RFC7954 and RFC7955 to Historic Snapshot
Last updated 2023-10-05
Moves to Historic RFC7954, RFC7955
State Approved - point raised
IESG Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD Jim Guichard
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RFC 7954 created an experimental IPv6 prefix, namely 2001:5::/32, to be used as
Endpoint-Identifier (EID) space for the Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol
(LISP).  The reserved address space was requested for an initial 3-year period
starting in September 2016 (until September 2019), with an option to extend it
by three years (until September 2022) upon the decision of the IETF. RFC 7955
describes a framework for the management of the prefix created by RFC 7954. As
described in RFC 7955, RIPE NCC volunteered to provide registration service
during the experiment (up to 2022 at the latest).

The initial experiment was supposed to last three years, until September 2019.
The option to extend the experiment to three more years was subject to the
requirements written in section 10 of RFC 7954:

 Following the policies outlined in
  [RFC5226], upon IETF Review, the decision should be made on whether
  to have a permanent EID block assignment by September 2019.  If no
  explicit action is taken or, if the IETF Review outcome is that it is
  not worth having a reserved prefix as a global EID space, the whole
  /32 will be taken out from the "IANA IPv6 Special-Purpose Address
  Registry" and put back in the free pool managed by IANA.

In August 2019 RIPE NCC contacted the LISP WG asking if any action was ongoing
concerning the extension of the experiment. The LISP WG concluded that very few
requests have been made during three years and there was no compelling reason
to extend the experiment. No further action has been taken by the LISP WG or
the IETF. As such, in accordance with Section 10 of RFC 7954, RIPE NCC
de-registered the existing assignments and IANA put the prefix back in the free
pool (removing the entry from

At this point, RFC 7954 and RFC 7955 refer to a prefix that does not exist
anymore. As such it makes sense to move both documents to the status of