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Re: dynamic or static IPv6 prefixes to residential customers
From: Jima <nanog () jima tk>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:50:53 -0600

On 2011-08-02 11:17, Owen DeLong wrote:

en1: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        ether 60:33:4b:01:75:85
        inet6 fe80::6233:4bff:fe01:7585%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5
        inet 192.168.191.223 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.191.255
        inet6 fd92:7065:b8e::6233:4bff:fe01:7585 prefixlen 64 autoconf
        inet6 2001:470:1f00:820:6233:4bff:fe01:7585 prefixlen 64 autoconf
        media: autoselect
        status: active

Note the multiple prefixes.  IPv6 is not just IPv4 with bigger addresses.
If you want to give your printers, etc. stable IPv6 addesses use ULAs.


Icky.


Better yet, just subscribe to an ISP that will give you a static prefix.

 Well, judging by his prefixes, he does.

 Also:

Are you saying that a household that multihomes is abnormal? Perhaps
today, but, not necessarily so in the future.

I technically multi-homed back in 2001-2004. I didn't have BGP or anything; my DSL provider offered it to me half-jokingly once, but since the other side (Time Warner Cable) wouldn't to it, I didn't take them up on it. Alas, I will maintain that any household that multi-homes at this stage is, indeed, abnormal.

     Jima


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