Where to buy Internet IP addresses
jbates at brightok.net
Fri May 1 21:52:45 CDT 2009
David Schwartz wrote:
>> I hear this a lot, but how many "linksys default channel 6" end users
>> really have more than one subnet, or even know what a subnet is?
> Wrong question. The right question is, how many would if reachable address scarcity weren't a factor.
Also the wrong question. The question will become, what will the home
routers support. The most common expectation of home routers will decide
the defaults for most ISPs.
One thing I currently dislike with implementations (and probably in the
spec, though I haven't checked), is lack of support for variable PD
requests. Sure, it's possible to configure radius to hand out specific
prefixes, but what about variability. Many households will only need a
single /64, while some will need a /60 (being nice on the nibbles). A
more dynamic protocol would have been nice given that they were
redesigning everything. That way a router needing only one subnet could
request a /64, and then another router hooked up behind it could request
a /64 proxied through the first, or perhaps when the second router asks
the first, it renumbers asking for a /63, which the ISP might instead
respond with a /60. A boy can dream.
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