[ppml] Follow on to 2003-4, and suggested change.

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Mon Oct 27 11:00:25 EST 2003

In a message written on Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 07:47:46AM -0800, Lea Roberts wrote:
> I am curious about your base assumption here. What will be your criteria
> for deciding when to "assign" a /64 instead of a /48?  Specifically, are
> you thinking of a /64 for other than DSL or modem connections?

A large aspect of our business is running data centers.  Typically
we drop off a 100Mbps FE, or 1000Mbps GE link to a customer who
plugs in a number of layer 2 switches and installs many servers.

As far as I can tell the best thing to do with these customers is
assign a /64.  A shorter prefix would be a waste, as they own no
layer 3 gear, so they would have no way to break it into separate
lans anyway.  I suspect anyone who runs data centers will generally
be assigning /64's in the data centers to customers.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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