[arin-ppml] [Spam] Re: Opposed to 2010-9 and 2010-12

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Fri Oct 15 08:22:54 EDT 2010

> > Some ISPs will make dumb engineering decisions but that is not 
> > really ARIN's problem. The marketplace will sort that out once 
> > customers realise
> that
> > they
> > are being shortchanged and can't get their new InternetHDTV home
> theater
> > system
> > working because it expects to have its own /64 assignment.
> Why in the world would a single device require a /64?

What single device? The *SYSTEM* is composed of an Internet connected receiver that prefers to be connected by wire to the Internet gateway router, a distribution box which streams over a non-wifi wireless system to a master screen, an audio system, and up to two satellite screen/audio combos, as well as an optional wireline to the master screen and master audio system. The distribution box can stream up to three distinct streams and will connect to a network storage device over GigE. It also supports wifi connectivity (which is routed) to the normal home network devices to allow viewing of any other media that you happen to have at home.

All the home theater system devices communicate on their own /64.
They also route that address to the wifi to allow you to manage the system remotely.

All hypothetical of course expect that I know that some people in research labs are thinking this same way and, in particular, home theater manufacturers are thinking along these lines.

--Michael Dillon

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