IPv6 end user addressing
mohacsi at niif.hu
Mon Aug 8 08:15:17 UTC 2011
On Fri, 5 Aug 2011, Brian Mengel wrote:
> In reviewing IPv6 end user allocation policies, I can find little
> agreement on what prefix length is appropriate for residential end
> users. /64 and /56 seem to be the favorite candidates, with /56 being
> slightly preferred.
> I am most curious as to why a /60 prefix is not considered when trying
> to address this problem. It provides 16 /64 subnetworks, which seems
> like an adequate amount for an end user.
> Does anyone have opinions on the BCP for end user addressing in IPv6?
For business customers I would give /48 and home users who might have 1-2
subnet I would give /56 or /60.
- Business customers night grow where you have to provide bigger amount of
subnet - allow space for future extension -
- Home users - they usually don't know what is subnet. Setting up
different subnets in their SOHO router can be difficult. Usually the
simple 1 subnet for every device is enough for them. Separating some
devices into a separate subnets is usually enough for the most
sophisticated home users. If not then he can opt for business service....
Just my 2 cents....
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