Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Ian Mason nanog at ian.co.uk
Mon May 4 18:43:12 CDT 2009


On 3 May 2009, at 05:20, 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.

There are about 11 million /56s per person on the planet, we're not  
about to run out. As there's nothing to conserve why follow the  
conservative strategy implied by shifting to longer netmasks? Why not  
stick with a regular scheme of escalating /64 -> /56 rather than an  
irregular one of /64 -> /62 -> /56?




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