Current Consensus on IPv6 Customer Allocation Size

James Cloos cloos at
Fri Aug 31 21:10:36 CEST 2012

>>>>> "MB" == Mark Blackman <mark at> writes:

MB> More than 256 subnets in the home? Who would want to manage all of that?

Don't be surprized to see (ether-)? peripheral lans hanging off general-purpose
boxen, each needing its own /64.

We also may end up with clusters-in-a-box replacing existing nodes;
they'll need /64s for their internal lans.

Virtual lans, conencting VMs w/in a node, could consume /64s, too.

65536 may be extreme, but I certainly see 257+ showing up.

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