IPv6 Addressing Help

Antonio Querubin tony at lava.net
Mon Aug 17 22:08:07 CDT 2009


On Mon, 17 Aug 2009, Ray Burkholder wrote:

> Don't we still need to subnet in a reasonably small fashion in order to 
> contain broadcasts, ill-behaved machines, and other regular discovery 
> crap that exists on any given segment?  And if we have to segment in 
> such a fashion, the request and allocation of additional resources is a 
> natural consequence of such containment.

Don't confuse the reasons for creating subnets with the rationale for 
determining their size.  In IPv6 we really do NOT want to be overly 
concerned about how many hosts a subnet can contain.

Antonio Querubin
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