Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Sun May 3 05:17:21 CDT 2009

> > We *want* things like IPv6 stateless autoconfig to work.  It's a great
> > idea.  We *want* a protocol simple enough that we don't have to deal
> > with stateful DHCP, we *want* something that is hard to screw up.
> You should be aware that this is by no means a universal viewpoint.

Very few viewpoints are universal.  I've just waded through a debate on
another mailing list about how broadband providers are going to only want
to allocate you a single IPv6 address...  bleah.

> IPv6 stateless autoconfig can be screwed up, DHCP can be screwed up.

Everything *can* be screwed up.  You know what Scotty says.

> For my IPv6 networks I plan to stick with fixed IPv6 address or DHCP.

That's fine, but I don't want to lose the option of stateless autoconfig
just because someone doesn't grasp the size of the address space and the
intent of the designers.

Allocating everyone a /48 does not preclude the use of stateless
autoconfig, DHCP, or manual configuration.

Allocating everyone a /96, on the other hand?

... JG
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
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