Realistic number of hosts for a /64 subnet?

H.Zuleger H.Zuleger at
Fri May 10 13:07:44 CEST 2019

> (The whole reason why /64 semeed a good idea back then was CGA and
> "we can make it work with EUI-64 on IEEE-1394 devices!", of which CGA
> never truly happened, EUI-64 based on MAC addresses is dying off, and
> IEEE-1394 is long gone...  I always thought that /64 was a bit silly)
Maybe, but this large address space, give you the room for all these ideas (and a lot more like 8+8 etc.).
I think the great benefit and the main driver was (and is) the full automated address configuration.


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