I Love IPv6 Addressing!

Probably the biggest prejudice when it comes to IPv6 is: “I don’t like those long addresses – they are hard to remember.” While this seems to be obvious due to the length and hexadecimal presentation of v6 addresses, it is NOT true. In the end, you’ll love IPv6 addresses in your own networks. This is why – summed up in one poster:

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7 thoughts on “I Love IPv6 Addressing!

      1. Yes IPv6 /126 or /127 for P2P Links and /128 for Loopbacks.
        There is also security consideration related to using ipv6 /64 every where.

  1. I hate IPv6. Publishing information from the internal network is not really a good idea. I like split dns and private address ranges.

    1. Can you name me a single network attack that was unsuccessful due to the usage of private IPv6 addresses? ;D

      At least for different DNS views you are right: I won’t publish internal hostnames to the public either.

    2. What’s it matter if you’ve got your whole network using private addresses behind 1 public IP and NAT gateway (where you drop incoming packets because the gateway won’t know where to send them)
      Or all your publicly addressable devices behind a proper firewall (which drops incoming packets because you told it to).
      NAT solves IP shortage. I work for government who has too many IP. We use firewalls ;)
      But it’s true many inexperienced will add ip6 tunnel and forget it’s not NAT and the new rules they will need.

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