But of course the arguments/numbers change dramatically with IPv6... No?
From: Fredrik Nyman [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 04 December 2002 11:27
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Subject: Re: IP limits from RIPE?
On 4 Dec 2002 at 11:26, John Angelmo wrote:
> I was wondering what limits RIPE sets for the ISPs concerning IPadressing.
> For example Telia gives you only one adress via DHCP, if each customer
> got a /29 net instead we might not have the big problems we have with
> NAT today.
Telia could give you more than one address using DHCP.
A /29 waste too much of the address space to be assigned to individual
residential customers. Just think about it, most people have only one or
possibly two computers. A /29 is eigth addresses, of which two are
automatically wasted in the network number and broadcast address. Six
useful, and most people use one or two. Over 70% of the address space
would be unassigned and unavailable if /29s were assigned widespread.
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