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Re: Stupid Ipv6 question...
On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 16:36, Stephen Sprunk wrote: > /127 prefixes are assumed for point-to-point links, and presumably an > organization will divide up a single /64 for all ptp links -- unless they > have more than 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 of them. While that would seem logical for most engineers, used to /30 or /31 ptp links in IPv4 (myself included), that does not in fact seem to be the way things are currently done in IPv6, unless something changed (again) while I wasn't paying attention... /64 is the minimum subnet size, even for ptp-links - there was even an RFC published relating to the use of /127's (or, should I say, the recommendation to "don't to that"), namely RFC3627 (aka "Use of /127 Prefix Length Between Routers Considered Harmful"). But, you can still get 65536 ptp links out of a single /48 of course. I'm sure Pekka or others will jump in here and correct me if this is now out-of-date info. :) /leg