Internet Edge Router replacement - IPv6 route tablesizeconsiderations

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Mar 11 12:07:15 CST 2011


On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:38:12 EST, Joe Maimon said:

> rfc3927 does not require 64 bits and works sufficiently well wherever it 
> is employed. SLAAC should be redesigned to be configurable to work with 
> however many bits are available to it and it should be a standard 
> feature to turn that knob all the way from on - off with 128 bit stops 
> in between.

Feel free to explain how SLAAC should work on a /96 with 32 bits of host address
(or any amount smaller than the 48 bits most MAC addresses provide).  Remember
in your answer to deal with collisions.

It's one thing to say "it should be redesigned". It's another matter entirely to actually
come up with a scheme that doesn't suck even harder than "screw it, it's a /64".

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