IPv6 end user addressing

Mohacsi Janos 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....

Best Regards,
 		Janos Mohacsi

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