[ppml] IPv6 addresses really are scarce after all

Tommy Perniciaro tommy.perniciaro at thomson.net
Mon Aug 27 19:38:48 EDT 2007


I agree with Dean entirely.


On 8/27/07 4:02 PM, "Dean Anderson" <dean at av8.com> wrote:

> 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.
> 
>                 --Dean
> 
>> > Sorry, but that's the wrong response to the wrong problem.
>> >
>> > S
>> >
>> > Stephen Sprunk         "God does not play dice."  --Albert Einstein
>> > CCIE #3723         "God is an inveterate gambler, and He throws the
>> > K5SSS        dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking
>> >
>> >
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