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Fwd: CERN pTLA request

CERN (the European nuclear research facility based in Geneva, Switzerland) 
has requested a pTLA. The closing date for the comment period will be 15 
December (just after the IETF meetings).  PLease send comments to me or the 

CERN is an end-site with unusual circumstances as its users are scattered 
around the globe, and they have many special circuits reaching to unusual 
places. For example, they run a circuit all the way to the Chicago NAP to 
peer with various folk. Thus they are similar to large corporate intranets 
such as Cisco, etc.

In my opinion this is a reasonable request that will help further IPv6.




>Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 16:51:37 +0100 (MET)
>From: Joop Joosten <[email protected]>
>To: Bob Fink <[email protected]>
>Subject: CERN pTLA request
>    The following rules apply to qualify for a 6Bone pTLA allocation. It
>    should be recognized that holders of 6Bone pTLA allocations are
>    expected to provide production quality backbone network services for
>    the 6Bone.
>    1. The pTLA Applicant must have a minimum of three (3) months
>       qualifying experience as a 6Bone end-site or pNLA transit.   During
>       the entire qualifying period the Applicant must be operationally
>       providing the following:
>       a. Fully maintained, up to date, 6Bone Registry entries for their
>          ipv6-site inet6num, mntner, and person objects, including each
>          tunnel that the Applicant has.
>I am in the process of getting this done, not sure if it will work!
>       b. Fully maintained, and reliable, BGP4+ peering and connectivity
>          between the Applicant's boundary router and the appropriate
>          connection point into the 6Bone. This router must be IPv6
>          pingable. This criteria is judged by members of the 6Bone
>          Operations Group at the time of the Applicant's pTLA request.
>We are part of the QTPv6 experiment and are connected to 6TAP:
>Cern-atm7>sho bgp ipv6 sum
>Neighbor        V    AS MsgRcvd MsgSent   TblVer  InQ OutQ 
>Up/Down  State/PfxRcd
>                 4   513   99061  129788   277457    0    0 23:59:21       62
>                 4  8933  335778  107672   277455    0    0 4w0d          104
>Ar2-chicago#sho bgp ipv6 sum
>Neighbor        V    AS MsgRcvd MsgSent   TblVer  InQ OutQ Up/Down  State/PfxR
>3FFE:3900:9::1  4  3425  455796  140557   522614    0    0 1w1d           92
>                 4   513  442360  270971   522617    0    0 1d00h          74
>       c. Fully maintained DNS forward (AAAA) and reverse (ip6.int)
>          entries for the Applicant's router(s) and at least one host
>          system.
>See: http://jmj.home.cern.ch/jmj/qtp/ipv6-fwd-zone.txt
>      http://jmj.home.cern.ch/jmj/qtp/ipv6-rev-zone.txt
>       d. A fully maintained, and reliable, IPv6-accessible system
>          providing, at a mimimum, one or more web pages, describing the
>          Applicant's IPv6 services.  This server must be IPv6 pingable.
>See: http://jmj.home.cern.ch/jmj/qtp/ipv6.htm
>    2. The pTLA Applicant MUST have the ability and intent to provide
>       "production-quality" 6Bone backbone service. Applicants must
>       provide a statement and information in support of this claim.
>       This MUST include the following:
>       a. A support staff of two persons minimum, three preferable, with
>          person attributes registered for each in the ipv6-site object
>          for the pTLA applicant.
>The composition of the support staff shall be retrievable from the 6bone
>data base, which I hope will be complete presently.
>       b. A common mailbox for support contact purposes that all support
>          staff have acess to, pointed to with a notify attribute in the
>          ipv6-site object for the pTLA Applicant.
>Mailbox will be: [email protected]
>    3. The pTLA Applicant MUST have a potential "user community" that
>       would be served by its becoming a pTLA, e.g., the Applicant is a
>       major provider of Internet service in a region, country, or focus
>       of interest. Applicant must provide a statement and information in
>       support this claim.
>CERN has collaborations with many laboratories  and  universities  in  the
>world.  With the advent of LHC (regional computing centres, GRID), we need
>efficient high bandwidth connections all over the world.
>    4. The pTLA Applicant MUST commit to abide by the current 6Bone
>       operational rules and policies as they exist at time of its
>       application, and agree to abide by future 6Bone backbone
>       operational rules and policies as they evolve by consensus of the
>       6Bone backbone and user community.
>We do agree.
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