[ppml] 2005-1:Business Need for PI Assignments
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Mon Apr 25 11:55:34 EDT 2005
At 16:31 +0100 4/25/05, Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:
>> If you put a /48 in my house, with each device getting a /64 to
>> assign a /128 to it's interfaces, I still have a hard time imagining
>> that this would be an efficient use of space.
>Now you are thinking like a Bedouin in the Sahara. When water is scarce
Analogies don't help me understand the problem any better. Yeah,
scarcity is relative. Today I have 3 IP addresses DHCP assigned to
me, and even that seems plenty - I've never used more than 2 at a
time, 99.99% of the time I use just one.
What will I be addressing that will need more addresses?
>You are at liberty to run your home network the way that you want to
I don't run my home network. As much as networking is my career, I
leave it at the office. In my house I have a few client machines, no
servers, probably even less sophisticated than what my parents have.
I leave the network management to the ISP I buy service from.
What I mean is - I have yet to be convinced that there is a concrete
reason to assign gobs of addresses to my house. Why not dole out
IPv6 a few addresses at a time until it's clear I need a /48 or /52
or /60. My lack of addresses (when I am home) isn't what's holding
back innovation. Wouldn't my squandering addresses be a bigger risk
to future innovation?
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
If you knew what I was thinking, you'd understand what I was saying.
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