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mmc at internode.com.au
Sun May 3 02:53:25 CDT 2009
James Hess wrote:
> 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" ?
I think you'd want to do a /60 so it's on a "nibble" boundary. But by
then you might as well do a /56.
My personal feeling is that 99% of home networks will use a single /64,
but we'll be giving out /60s and /56s to placate the 1% who are going to
jump up and down and shout at us about it because of some reason that
they feel makes it all unfair or that we're "thinking like ipv4 not
It's possible that home networks will gain some ability (in a standard
fashion) to use more than one /64, but I doubt it - it's much easier to
do resource discovery on a single broadcast domain for things like
printers, file sharing etc.
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