[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2020-3: IPv6 Nano-allocations

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sat Apr 18 18:20:17 EDT 2020

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 2:44 PM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> Handing out a /48 to each end site is a core engineering design that was put into IPv6 for many valid reasons.

Hi Owen,

If I understand correctly, the /32, /48 and /64 size recommendations
were originally discussed on public, now-archived IETF mailing lists.
At the time, dynamic dialups were the equivalent of what we today
consider residential customers (as opposed to business and hobbyist
end sites). Have you found some citations among those discussions
which clarify that /48 was intended to apply to all ISP customers
explicitly including individual end users of the ISP, not just network
clients of the ISP.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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