[arin-ppml] Automatic IPv6 Eligibility

Richard J. Letts rjletts at uw.edu
Thu Aug 13 19:17:42 EDT 2015

Comcast gives their customers a /60 -- 16 -- which should be enough for almost all home users

Personally, I use four at home:
Wireless has two (guest SSID + my SSID)
Wired has two (guest room wired ports + home wired network)

Richard Letts

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of John Santos
> Sent: 13 August 2015 4:00 PM
> To: Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>
> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Automatic IPv6 Eligibility
> Maybe off-topic, but the recommendation for assigning a /48 to each of the
> ISP's customers...  Does that apply only to business customers and
> organizations, etc., or does it also apply to residential customers?
> Why would a residence (unless they're network hackers like most of us)
> ever need more than a /64, let alone 2^16 /64's?  I don't see any obvious
> use case for people subnetting their house or appartment :-)
> I'm sure this has been discussed to death here and elsewhere.  I've not
> yet been involved in any large-scale IPv6 deployments (just our lone LAN
> that easily fits in a IPv4 /24, and doesn't yet have any off-site IPv6
> connectivity), so I'm trying to internalize IPv6 best practices before
> screwing up too badly.
> --
> John Santos
> Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
> 781-861-0670 ext 539

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