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[arin-ppml] [Spam] Re: Opposed to 2010-9 and 2010-12

On Oct 15, 2010, at 5:03 AM, Jerry Bacon wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: <michael.dillon at bt.com>
>> 
>> Some ISPs will make dumb engineering decisions but that is not really ARIN's
>> problem. The marketplace will sort that out once customers realise that they
>> are being shortchanged and can't get their new InternetHDTV home theater system
>> working because it expects to have its own /64 assignment.
> 
> Why in the world would a single device require a /64?

The system wouldn't be a single device. It would be an amp, some form of tuner,
likely one or more media players (BluRay, etc.), probably some form of DVR,
and a display device, at minimum. It's not unlikely that the speakers could be
ethernet or WiFi devices also expecting their own IPv6 addresses.

Owen