Where to buy Internet IP addresses

James Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Sat May 2 23:20:25 CDT 2009

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 8:46 PM, Joel Jaeggli <joelja at bogus.com> wrote:
> By definition, every single one of them that buys wireless router, then
> buys another and hangs it off the first. That happens more often then
> you would think.

A  /62  takes care of that unusual case, no real need for a /56 for
the average residential user; that's just excessive.  Before wondering
about the capabilities of home routers.. one might wonder if there
will even be _home_   "routers" ?

The consumer-level boxes for home users that do NAT for V4,   for V6
may well act more like  Layer 3 bridges,  and (once need for IPv4
support goes away) be simple Layer 2 bridges that can be small
lower-powered, fairly dumb devices   that just act as pass-through for
the ISP router  with a basic transparent firewall.

And only route/NAT for IPv4.
There are reasons to doubt that PD will be supported on consumer level
devices; or to expect devices may have only limited support for PD.

The availability of an entire /64  means users'  'internet sharing boxes'
no longer benefit from NAT or routing capabilities;  the user has all the IPs
they need from the ISP,  and doesn't _need_  to create their own

NAT'ing/routing in IPv6 becomes more of a  feature only
Service providers  and large entities really need.


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