Creating an IPv6 addressing plan for end users

Schiller, Heather A heather.schiller at
Wed Mar 16 13:52:41 CDT 2011

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-----Original Message-----
From: Nathalie Trenaman [mailto:nathalie at] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:05 AM
To: nanog at
Subject: Creating an IPv6 addressing plan for end users

Hi all,

In our IPv6 courses, we often get the question: I give my customers a
/48 (or a /56 or a /52) but they have no idea how to distribute that
space in their network.
In December Sander Steffann and Surfnet wrote a manual explaining
exactly that, in clear language with nice graphics. A very useful
document but it was in Dutch, so RIPE NCC decided to translate that
document to English.

Yesterday, we have published that document on our website and we hope
this document is able to take away some of the fear that end users seem
to have for these huge blocks.
You can find this document here: (PDF)

I look forward to your feedback, tips and comments.

With kind regards,

Nathalie Trenaman
RIPE NCC Trainer

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