[ppml] IPv6 addresses really are scarce after all

Dean Anderson dean at av8.com
Mon Aug 27 19:02:41 EDT 2007

On Mon, 27 Aug 2007, Stephen Sprunk wrote:

> Basically, because some people are too dense to use IPsec or SSL for traffic 
> they don't want observed, you want to greatly complicate the average home 
> network's design?  That they should be more scared of, say, their spouse 
> sniffing their credit card numbers at home than the NSA and FBI tapping 
> their email and web browsing at the CO?

It has nothing to do with IPsec or SSL.  Your view of what people do at
home is kind of narrow.  Some people run businesses out of their house,
and some have quite complicated home networks, with wifi for guests and
and other parts they don't want guests to get into.

If you have the space, give it out. (that was the point of a 16 byte IP
address)  The notion that a home user's subnetting makes any difference
to the DFZ is just plain nonsense.  Those sub-blocks are aggregated by
their provider. The home user doesn't need or take a full view, either.  
They have just their subnets and a default route.

At the other end, the notion that geographic aggregation reduces the DFZ
is likewise nonsense. It just eases the job of the RIR and running
multiple RIRs.  But every block delegated by the RIR will probably make
it into the DFZ, unless it is used for some kind of non-public routing,
in which case perhaps it makes it into some DFZ's, but not others. There
usually isn't any aggregation of blocks delegated by the RIR.


> Sorry, but that's the wrong response to the wrong problem.
> S
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