Current Consensus on IPv6 Customer Allocation Size

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Wed Aug 1 23:25:06 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 01, 2012 at 03:20:58PM -0600, Tim Densmore wrote:
> On 8/1/2012 3:12 PM, Mark Blackman wrote:
>> More than 256 subnets in the home? Who would want to manage all of that?
> Hi Mark,
> Thanks for the input!  It's not an argument I'm making, but one I have  
> seen made.  Something along the lines of "in the future your fridge and  
> TV will each need their own own subnet" - that kind of thought.  
> Obviously that'd be a ways down the road.

In IPv6 land, your /64 is your /32 in IPv4. Given that some of
us run out of IPv4 /24 at home (nevermind the virtual hosts,
kilonode and meganode hardware is coming) a /48 for each 
residential user appears a no-brainer.

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