Current Consensus on IPv6 Customer Allocation Size

Antonio Querubin tony at
Thu Aug 2 06:40:00 CEST 2012

On Wed, 1 Aug 2012, Doug Barton wrote:

> Evidence please.
> I think (and no, I don't have hard facts here either, just experience)
> that the vast majority of home users have 1 network device, and could
> live quite happily with 1 v6 subnet.
> The people who buy, and use, multiple routers at the same time are us. :)

Did I mention home user? :)

But even so, a quick, non-scientific survey of what my friends run 'at 
home' suggests about 1 in 4 run more than one routing device in the home 
if for no reason than to get either additional wired ports or extend WIFI 

Looking at some SOHO type businesses I've dealt with, a majority of them 
do have multiple routing devices.  Again not just because they need them 
to actually run multiple subnets but because the business grew and they 
needed more ports in more places.  Regardless the devices just have to 
work.  Multiply NAT'ed IPv4 will be replaced by multiply nested IPv6 PD.

Antonio Querubin
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