[ppml] IPv6>>32

Lea Roberts lea.roberts at stanford.edu
Thu May 19 14:18:46 EDT 2005

On Thu, 19 May 2005, Howard, W. Lee wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net] On
> > Behalf Of Owen DeLong
> > Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 2:51 PM
> > To: Houle, Joseph D (Joe), CMO; Stephen Sprunk; Larry J.
> > Blunk; Michael.Dillon at radianz.com
> > Cc: ppml at arin.net
> > Subject: RE: [ppml] IPv6>>32
> >
> > Dorm rooms don't get blocks, ports don't get blocks.
> > Students, single offices, employees, etc. may or may not get
> > blocks depending on network management policy, recipient
> > request, recipient need, etc.
> >
> > YMMV.
> MMV.  In my experience, people don't get blocks, devices get
> addresses.  Some of those devices may be routers, which may
> have blocks of addresses for the devices attached to them.
> So the question of how big a block is appropriate for the
> room is moot--the right question is how many addresses are
> required for a routed segment, based on the number of
> devices connected there.
I don't that's really the question in IPv6 as the minimum routed segment,
according to the current address plan, is /64, which certainly supports a
*REALLY LARGE* number of devices.

The question is more about whether there needs to be more than one routed
segment per room...??


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