[ppml] 2005-1:Business Need for PI Assignments

Edward Lewis 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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