IPv6 Conventions

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Wed May 18 16:39:52 UTC 2011

> 1) Is there a general convention about addresses for DNS servers? NTP
> servers? dhcp servers?

DNS server addresses should be short and easy to tape, as already

> 2) Are we tending to use different IPs for each service on a device?

In many cases yes - because that makes it possible to easily move the
service to a different box.

> Finally, what tools do people find themselves using to manage IPv6 and
> addressing?

Excel spreadsheets, HaCi.

>  It seems to me that IPAM is almost required to manage IPv6 in
> any sane way, even for very small deployments (My home ISP gave me a /56 and
> a /64).

At least as long as you use static addresses. We like static, and tend
to stay away from SLAAC. We do *not* use EUI-64 for router links. For
customer links we use /64, for backbone links we use /124 (ensures
that SLAAC can never ever be used on the link, and also that the two
ends can be numbered ending in 1 and 2 - nice and simple).

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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