[arin-ppml] A modest proposal for IPv6 address allocations

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Tue Jun 2 17:32:39 EDT 2009

Garry Dolley wrote:
> 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!
>> Yes.
>>> 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:
I think we can all agree on the fact that there is only one fundamental 
difference between 128 bit numberspace and 32bit.


Just because you choose to do things with those 96bits that werent 
possible with ipv4 doesnt make ipv6 any more special.

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