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Re: IPv6 Address Planning
- From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
- Date: Wed Aug 10 12:34:59 2005
On 10-aug-2005, at 18:03, Leo Bicknell wrote:
IPv6 allocations in the host portion (with /64 boundaries) are
sparce, even for the largest networks. The number of hosts becomes
unimportant. The question we need to ask is how many independant
subnets will they need.
This is why many people are proposing a /56 for home users, as it
gives you 256 subnets. Still more than most people will need.
And the extra precision offered by the intermediate values isn't
really required at this point in the discussion. :-)
Others have proposed /52 and /60, since many want to claim DNS is
easier if done in nibbles.
I'm very much oppossed to /56 because it's still more than most users
need. In and of itself that doesn't matter, but it's also less than
what some users need. This creates the situation where people try to
make do with a /56, find out that they need a /48 after all (all
those /64 ptps...) and have to renumber. I.e., /56 provides too much
potential for shooting yourself in the foot.
I think we should go for /60 for (presumably) one-router networks.
That's still 3 to 5 times as many subnets as most of those will need.
Anyone else should get a /48.