[AusNOG] IPv4 Exhaustion, APNIC EC, and James is a nice bloke ; -)
mmc at internode.com.au
Fri Jul 18 12:23:17 EST 2008
> Yup. Always wondered the same. Personally I would have thought that
> a /96 initial allocation for v6 would have been a reasonable starting
> point. Hell, it's worked wonders for the entire Internet for the past
> few decades.
I think part of the issue is that IPv6 is attempting to solve through
policy issues that aren't issues any more (a decade or so on). DHCP is
now common place so renumbering subnets is pretty trivial. The size of
the routing table isn't, really, a major issue anymore (and even so,
it's more easily solved than a new IP protocol).
> I hope we don't see v6 allocations going the way of rfc1918 space.
> Every man and his dog has an incredibly inefficient use of 10/8 just
> because it's so damn big it doesn't matter. How will that attitude be
> better when someone gets handed /56 ?
It won't be. IPv6 encourages sparse allocation. Hence my opinion that
we'll get to position of a gazillion (how much is that anyway?) free IP
addresses but none to allocate.
Hopefully I won't need to care by then.
PS. History never repeats, I tell myself before I goto sleep.
Matthew Moyle-Croft Internode/Agile Peering and Core Networks
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