Credit to Digital Ocean for ipv6 offering

Owen DeLong owen at
Thu Jun 19 10:52:29 UTC 2014

On Jun 18, 2014, at 4:37 PM, Daniel Ankers <md1clv at> wrote:

> On 18 June 2014 19:05, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> OTOH, it's far better than those ridiculous providers that are screwing over their customers with /56s or even worse, /60s.
> Sad, really.
> Owen
> Is giving a /56 to residential customers REALLY "screwing them over"?
> It may be a failure of imagination on my part, but I'm struggling to come up with use cases for the home which would take up even 10% of the networks available in a /56.  And if the vast, vast majority of home users will never come close to needing the whole of a /56 then I don't see why every home should be given a /48.
> Dan

Yes… It’s not about the number of subnets, it’s about having enough bits wide to automate a hierarchy. 8 bits only allows 1x8 or 2x4, while 16 bits allows significantly more flexibility in topology.


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