[arin-ppml] Controlling the IPv6 address consumption rate

Tony Hain alh-ietf at tndh.net
Thu Oct 14 20:11:00 EDT 2010

michael.dillon wrote:
> ...
> It is the /56 prefix that is non-standard and this appeared in policy
> because cable companies have to address every house that they pass,
> not just the ones that they connect. 

Well we can debate this, but it is less about the number of houses passed,
and more about the insane interpretation that every ISP in the ARIN region
should have a /32. The MSO design could easily have shown homes passed @ /48
=> /18, but people's heads are still too stuck in the IPv4 stewardship ==
strangulation mindset to allow sane IPv6 allocations.


> The /56 was introduced as an
> OPTIONAL standard assignment for residential users.
> Of course people can shoot themselves in the foot with even longer
> prefixed is they want to, but that should not be part of this kind of
> analysis.
> Quite frankly, after seeing your statement above, I didn't read the
> rest of your analysis nor did I even bother to check whether your
> analysis is meaningful in any way.
> --Michael Dillon
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