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Re: IPv6 end user addressing
From: Mohacsi Janos <mohacsi () niif hu>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:15:17 +0200 (CEST)



On Fri, 5 Aug 2011, Brian Mengel wrote:

In reviewing IPv6 end user allocation policies, I can find little
agreement on what prefix length is appropriate for residential end
users.  /64 and /56 seem to be the favorite candidates, with /56 being
slightly preferred.

I am most curious as to why a /60 prefix is not considered when trying
to address this problem.  It provides 16 /64 subnetworks, which seems
like an adequate amount for an end user.

Does anyone have opinions on the BCP for end user addressing in IPv6?

For business customers I would give /48 and home users who might have 1-2 subnet I would give /56 or /60.
Reasons:
- Business customers night grow where you have to provide bigger amount of subnet - allow space for future extension -

- Home users - they usually don't know what is subnet. Setting up different subnets in their SOHO router can be difficult. Usually the simple 1 subnet for every device is enough for them. Separating some devices into a separate subnets is usually enough for the most sophisticated home users. If not then he can opt for business service....

Just my 2 cents....

Best Regards,
                Janos Mohacsi


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