Using IPv6 with prefixes shorter than a /64 on a LAN

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Jan 26 03:14:43 CST 2011

On Jan 25, 2011, at 10:30 PM, Fernando Gont wrote:

> On 24/01/2011 05:53 p.m., Ray Soucy wrote:
>> Every time I see this question it' usually related to a fundamental
>> misunderstanding of IPv6 and the attempt to apply v4 logic to v6.
>> That said.  Any size prefix will likely work and is even permitted by
>> the RFC.  You do run the risk of encountering applications that assume
>> a 64-bit prefix length, though.  And you're often crippling the
>> advantages of IPv6.
> Just curious: What are the advantages you're referring to?
1.	Sparse addressing
3.	RFC 4193 Privacy Addressing
4.	Never have to worry about "growing" a subnet to hold new machines.
5.	Universal subnet size, no surprises, no operator confusion, no bitmath.

There are probably others.


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