[ppml] IPv6 assignment - proposal for change to nrpm

William Herrin arin-contact at dirtside.com
Sun Oct 21 01:59:58 EDT 2007

On 10/20/07, briand at ca.afilias.info <briand at ca.afilias.info> wrote:
> > This is a very bad idea.  The requirement that a "minumum" end-user site
> > assignment of a /64 is the only thing that will permit many Legacy /24
> > holders (such as myself) who are single-homed use IPv6 at all.
> I'm interested in understanding this proposition.
> Can you explain why you believe /24 Legacy holders would not be able to
> use, for example, a /120?


Given that we could assign a /48 to every individual who has ever
lived without filling a /14, and given that the IETF has defined
standards that only work properly when the subnet mask is /64, I'm
curious why you'd want to buck the IETF on the recommendation against
assigning prefixes longer than /64?

Bill Herrin

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