One day I really should do something about ipv6…

But the one thing that did drive me nuts was using /64’s everywhere… even p2p (that’s point to point!) links where even a 3rd host is impossible.  I mean it is incredible to have 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 (2^64) addresses per network, but to use 2 out of the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 just seems insane!!!

Luckily I’m not the only one that shares this opinion, Jeff Doyle does as well.

Long story short: Give up your ipv4 mentality, and just get used to it.  ARIN is pushing people to /64 things like T1/E1/J1 connections.

3 thoughts on “One day I really should do something about ipv6…

  1. According to RFC2373, “A single interface may also be assigned multiple IPv6 addresses of any type (unicast, anycast, and multicast) or scope.” So even on a point-to-point link, you might have several addresses for each host.

    Of course, you might ask why you would want to do such a thing, but lots of people use virtual hosts on their web server; presumably some people might like to apply it to other protocols, like FTP or IRC.

    • sure I like having 100’s of addresses like anyone else (they still haven’t really fixed https in the client! it’s 2011!!!!) but for a router? All they need to do is barf out some OSPF/BGP table, and pass the flow……

  2. My ISP gives me an IP in /126 subnet for my public interface, and routes my /64 through that (and if I wanted, I could get a /56 instead – not that I have any need for it).

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