[ppml] IPv6>>32

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Mon May 9 20:57:20 EDT 2005

In a message written on Mon, May 09, 2005 at 02:08:33PM -0700, Tony Hain wrote:
> The point is that IPv4/nat has constrained innovation; that IPv6 as defined
> opens the potential again; and anyone that claims to know what we will or
> will not need in 50 years is just wrong. Yes egregious waste of the address
> resource should be avoided, but so should miserly conservation that
> increases the market value of nat approaches. The /48-/64 units effectively
> reduce the market value of nat to $0. Artificially constraining the space
> available to network users will only negate that effect. 

You did not say this directly, so I will ask directly.

Am I correct in assuming that you believe 32 bits of host space (4
billion hosts per subnet) is a constraint that qualifies as "miserly",
and that will lead to the adoption of IPv6 NAT?

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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