[clug] IPv6 for home
Francis James Whittle
fj.whittle at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 22:02:57 MST 2011
I just don't see why I need 2^72 IP addresses (Actually 2^72 + 2^64
because my external assignment is a complete /64 block). Yes there's a
lot there to waste, but it's still insanity.
On Sun, 2012-01-01 at 14:21 +1000, Nemo Thorx wrote:
> On 01 Jan (a Sunday in 2012) around 1236 hours, Francis James Whittle did utter:
> > Seriously, what could I possibly need a /56 subnet for?
> My best bet is Kenyon's comment to this post here...
> > > A normal internet user like you or I would get a /64
> > > It's designed so that EUI-48 (MAC addresses) or EUI-64 (Firewire addresses,
> > > etc) can fit inside the range automatically, which allows for various
> > > autoconfiguration schemes.
> > Normal Internet users should get a bigger allocation than a /64. It's quite
> > normal to want multiple /64 networks.
> ...which... er... makes some wacky kind of BIG NUMBERS sense...
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