[nsp] ipv6 resources ?

Bill Wichers billw at waveform.net
Thu Jul 8 20:08:26 EDT 2004

Want to elaborate a bit on the rather goofy looking ipv6 notation? After
being used to IPv4 and Ethernet hardware addresses, I'm a bit curious
where how the, um, 'double octets' are indicated in the new convention
(with more detail than "you use colons" ;-).


> I've not seen any docs but I'd imagine any such carving up depends on your
> requirements. Heres my take..
> IPv6 is usually allocated in /32 blocks to providers, and each customer is
> supposed to be assigned a /48 regardless of their requirement (whether
> they need
> 10 or 10000 addresses). This gives you 16 bits to play with as an ISP.
> 16 bits = 65536 /48 customers.

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