[arin-ppml] A modest proposal for IPv6 address allocations
gdolley at arpnetworks.com
Tue Jun 2 16:58:05 EDT 2009
On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 06:58:50AM -0400, Joe Maimon wrote:
> michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
>>> Ah I see. The typical residences will need 4,722,366,482,869,640,000,000
>>> addresses, whereas your typical ASN is more likely to need
>>> 1,208,925,819,614,620,000,000,000 right off the bat.
>> No, no, no, no, no!
>> It is fundamentally
>> different from IPv6 and requires a change from IPv4 thinking, in order to
>> fully understand it.
> No, its just a larger binary number.
> More bits, less magic.
No, if you think IPv6 is just IPv4 with more bits, you need to read:
* RFC 4291, "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture"
And it will help to know what the thoughts are on subnetting IPv6:
* 3177, "IAB/IESG Recommendations on IPv6 Address Allocations to
* 5375, "IPv6 Unicast Address Assignment Considerations"
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