It's Ars Tech's turn to bang the IPv4 exhaustion drum

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Tue Aug 19 10:47:12 CDT 2008

On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, michael.dillon at wrote:

>> I don't have a problem with assigning customers a /64 of v6
>> space.
> Why so little? Normally customers get a /48 except for residential
> customers who can be given a /56 if you want to keep track of
> different block sizes. If ARIN will give you a /48 for every
> customer, then why be miserly with addresses?

I don't operate an ISP network (not anymore, anyway...).  My customers are 
departments within my organization, so a /64 per department/VLAN is more 
sane/reasonable for my environment.


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