[ppml] IPv6 addresses really are scarce after all

Davis, Terry L terry.l.davis at boeing.com
Mon Aug 27 10:04:14 EDT 2007



And don't forget that your:
- power company
- communication/entertainment provider/s
- alarm/monitoring company
- local government

All have at least discussions in progress that would give each
home/apartment a subnet (albeit possibly/probably on different networks)
for there use as a home service provider.

Take care

> -----Original Message-----
> From: michael.dillon at bt.com [mailto:michael.dillon at bt.com]
> Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 4:42 AM
> To: ppml at arin.net; address-policy-wg at ripe.net; ietf at ietf.org
> Subject: Re: [ppml] IPv6 addresses really are scarce after all
> > The definition of a small network is pretty much "single
> > subnet". Yes, I understand very well that the average home of
> > the future will have a mixed wiring. Of course, my own home
> > does have Ethernet and Wi-Fi. In the not so distant future,
> > it will have several Wi-Fi networks operating on different
> > frequencies, some form of power-line networking, and some
> > rooms may have their own high speed wireless wiring using UWB
> > or some similar technology. But I am pretty much convinced
> > that all of these will be organized as a single subnet.
> You are remarkably trusting. You do all your homebanking on the same
> subnet as your teenage children who are studying Hacking 101 in the
> privacy of their bedroom? And when guests come over for dinner, you
> no objection to them taking their laptop to the bathroom in order to
> surf for child porn over your wireless network.
> The fact is that a lot of people will WANT subnets in the home. They
> will want a router/firewall that will isolate each of the children's
> bedrooms so that they cannot mess with your bank account or with their
> brother's/sister's romantic chat sessions. Many people will want all
> wireless access to go through a router. Many will have an in-law
> and want to seamlessly integrate their relative's existing network via
> simple router connection. And the family jewels, that Raid 5 server
> cluster that holds all the family photos and videos, will be behind
> another router/firewall. When the kids host a LAN party, the gamers
> connect to the family network via a router/firewall with limited
> Internet access for only the necessary protocols. Subnets multiply for
> architectural and security reasons.
> Multiple subnets per home is *NOT* a waste of anything. It is an
> invitation to dreamers and inventors to make better network things for
> the home market. It is an enabler of business activity, an enabler of
> competition.
> --Michael Dillon
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