ISP customer assignments

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Mon Oct 5 11:19:21 CDT 2009


On 05/10/2009 17:08, Brian Johnson wrote:
> So a customer with a single PC hooked up to their broad-band connection
> would be given 2^64 addresses?
>
> I realize that this is future proofing, but OMG! That’s the IPv4
> Internet^2 for a single device!

No, for a single LAN.

> Am I still seeing/reading/understanding this correctly?

more-or-less.  Can I suggest you read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6

Think of ipv6 not as 128 bits of address space, but more as a addressing 
system with a globally unique host part and 2^64 possible subnets.  In this 
respect it's substantially different to ipv4.

Nick




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