minimum IPv6 announcement size

joel jaeggli joelja at
Wed Sep 25 03:15:03 UTC 2013

On 9/24/13 8:10 PM, Nathanael C. Cariaga wrote:
> Hi,
> I raised actually this concern during our IP resource application.
> On a personal note, I think /48 IPv6 allocation is more than enough for
> our organization to use for at least the next 5-10 years assuming that
> this can be farmed out to our multiple sites. What makes this
> complicated for us is that we are operating on a multiple sites
> (geographically) with each site is doing multi-homing and having a /48
> in each site would be very big waste of IP resources.

It's not waste and you should adjust the expectations somewhat.

With a /48 You typically have enough bits to do hierachical addressing
plans, prefix delegation and other things which you may need but are not
currently planning for.

> -nathan
> On 9/25/2013 2:36 AM, Bryan Socha wrote:
>> Everyone is following the same policies.   a /48 PER SITE.    did you
>> request enough addresses from your RIR?
>> Bryan Socha

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