Credit to Digital Ocean for ipv6 offering

STARNES, CURTIS Curtis.Starnes at
Thu Jun 19 12:18:36 UTC 2014

On 18 June 2014 19:05, Daniel Ankers <md1clv at>replied:

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>From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Daniel Ankers
>Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:37 PM
>To: Owen DeLong; nanog at list
>Subject: Re: Credit to Digital Ocean for ipv6 offering
>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.

I have to agree with Dan on this one,
Look at the numbers (especially for small to mid-sized business and residential):

/56 = 256 /64's subnets
/60 = 16 /64's subnets

At 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 per /64, that is a lot of address.
Right now I cannot get IPv6 at home so I will take getting "screwed" with a /56 or /60 and be estatic about it.


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