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SubjectRe: IPv6 and the "average user"

In message <577j5k$>, Bernd Eckenfels writes:
>Kai Henningsen <> wrote:
>> To keep them alive as long as possible, routes need to have long prefixes
>> - or, to put that differently, providers have to share one or very few
>> prefixes among all their customers.
>> And *that* makes for too few IP addresses for every customer.
>Does that mean with IPv6 Address Blocks will be assigned to ISP and the
>Customer has to switch Networks if they change Providers?

Probably. It shouldn't make that big of a difference, though, because
v6 hosts are supposed to autoconfigure everything. If you switch
providers, just fix your routers, reboot your systems, and fix your
DNS setup. Renumbering shouldn't be as bad with v6 as it is with v4.


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