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[arin-discuss] Trying to Understand IPV6


In short because NAT is evil.  Customers don't normally have a clue what NAT means or if it actually provides security or not.  A properly configured home IPv6 appliance can provide the same levels of security without NAT. Stateful packet inspection and real IPv6 addresses on all devices is far superior to NATted IPv4

NAT is the bane of my existence as a VoIP provider.  If only my phones supported IPv6...
 
-Matt

----- Original Message -----

> From: "Mike Lieberman" <mike at netwright.net>
> To: arin-discuss at arin.net
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 4:17:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [arin-discuss] Trying to Understand IPV6
> 
> I have been reading all these discussions (mostly silently) for a
> long, long
> time. I understand what a /48 is and a /56, /64 and /128. I understand
> the
> notation. 
> 
> Quite frankly what I don't get is why anyone thinks that consumers
> want
> public numbers inside their home/LANs.  Once my customers understood
> the
> benefit of hiding behind a NAT, they embraced it quite emphatically. 
> 
> Put a private residence on public IPv6? Sorry but that makes no sense.
> 
> 
> Yes I agree that I don't know what people will need in 20 years. And
> YES it
> is nice that we will have address space in 20 years. But allocating a
> /48 to
> a home that today uses an IPv4 /30 with a private NAT seems beyond
> humorous.
> It just sounds insane. Using private addressing that home already
> potentially has access thousands of subnets and millions of addresses.
> 
> 
> RFC 4193 provides even more addresses for use with firewall/NAT
> appliances.
> Why does a home or business using RFC 4193 need a /48 or even a /56 or
> /64. 
> 
> Just because we have the numbers does not mean we should distribute
> them.
> 
> 
> _________________________
> Mike Lieberman, President
> Net Wright LLC
> Tel: +1-307-857-4898
> Fax: +1-307-857-4872
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-discuss-bounces at arin.net
> [mailto:arin-discuss-bounces at arin.net]
> On Behalf Of Dan White
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 1:28 PM
> To: Tim Howe
> Cc: arin-discuss at arin.net
> Subject: SPAM: Re: [arin-discuss] Trying to Understand IPV6
> 
> On 13/09/10 12:01 -0700, Tim Howe wrote:
> >On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:32:33 +0100
> ><michael.dillon at bt.com> wrote:
> >
> >> > If I assigned a customer say an IPV4 /21 in IPV6 this would
> translate
> >> > into a /56? If I'm not mistaken a /56 would translate into
> something
> >> > like 65,000 host addresses? That just seems like a lot of hosts
> to me,
> >>
> >> Anyone in this position should simply assign a /48 to every
> customer site
> >> no matter how big or small. A one bedroom apartment gets a /48. A
> manufacturing
> >> plant with 5 buildings including a 4-story office block, gets a
> /48.
> >> No exceptions.
> >
> >	This is slightly different than I have been led to think...  It
> >seems wise, when you know the customer has no intention of having
> >multiple networks, to provide a /64.  Not because you fear wasting
> 
> Consider a long range scenario for that customer. A scenario in which
> they
> may purchase networking equipment for multiple purposes in 5 or 10, or
> 20
> years that performs layer two separation between different functions
> in
> their network. E.g. Wifi, Bluetooth/USB, appliances, voice, video,
> visitor
> access, alarm system, automobiles, utilities, etc.
> 
> I find it benefitial to consider that I probably don't know what a
> customer's network will look like in 20 years, and a /48 per customer
> is
> probably wisest until we've gained more operational experience with
> IPv6 in
> our own network.
> 
> -- 
> Dan White
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