[ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv6 Assignment Guidelines

Brian Johnson bjohnson at drtel.com
Thu Aug 23 10:37:28 EDT 2007

> > because this is
> > large enough to accommodate a fairly big home network (I have
> > 5 Cisco routers and 2 wifi base stations in my house and
> > never used more than 4 subnets) but small enough that people
> > won't be tempted to cram a corporate network in it, only to
> > grow out of it anyway and needing a rather painful
> > renumbering operation (which would be a significant risk with
> > assigning /56s).
> And there is a prime example of why a /56 for consumers only, will not
> create problems. It is exceedingly rare for a private home or
> to turn into a business. For the very, very few who do this, there may
> be some pain, but that does not warrant a change in the public policy.
> Since there is no penalty to ISPs for assigning a /48 to a home user,
> anyone who anticipates building a corporate network in their basement
> or
> spare bedroom, should ask their ISP for a /48. Problem solved.

Couldn't NAT be used as a band-aid in this situation?

- Brian Johnson

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