[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Open Access To IPv6

Garry Dolley gdolley at arpnetworks.com
Sat May 30 23:56:41 EDT 2009

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 07:51:25PM -0700, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> Garry Dolley wrote:
>> There are not enough /32 subnets to give away to everyone.  There
>> are as many /32 subnets in IPv6 as there are in IPv4.  Just in IPv4,
>> the /32 subnet just held 1 address.  We are running out of IPv4, so
>> by the same token, if we liberally give away /32's in IPv6, we'll
>> face the same exhaustion.  
> That doesn't follow. We're talking about /48s and single /32s, not giving 
> out 256-65535 /32s to the typical early entrant entities as was done with 
> IPv4.

What part doesn't follow?  There are 4G IPv4 addresses (/32) and
there are 4G IPv6 subnets of /32 in size.

Garry Dolley
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