In this text we present the results of a set of experiments that are designed to be a first step in the process of analysing how effective network renumbering procedures may be in the context of IPv6. An IPv6 site will need to get provider assigned (PA) address space from its upstream ISP. Because provider independent (PI) address space is not available for IPv6, a site wishing to change provider will need to renumber from its old network prefix to the new one. We look at the scenarios, issues and enablers for such renumbering, and present results and initial conclusions and recommendations in the context of SOHO and backbone networking. A subsequent deliverable (D3.6.2) will refine these findings, adding additional results and context from enterprise and ISP renumbering scenarios. Keywords
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