I've read that BT plan to roll out IPv6 to most users this year.
Does anyone know what subnet size they are giving each user (48/56/64)?
It not a practicle query for me, just interested.
Don't quote me on it but I think they have been looking at allocating a /56 IPv6 address to the CPE.
Though the deployment strategy may have changed.
I believe others in the industry are doing the same.
I think it's likely to be a /56. That's what most ISP's who currently offer IPv6 dish out.
Yeah, I think most consumers will be happy enough with a /56 which equates to 4,722,366,482,869,645,213,696 IP addresses.
To be fair how many customers are going to segment there internal home network?
They don't need to, the IPv6 addresses will be issued to IPv6-compatible devices on the LAN automatically.
....... I think they have been looking at allocating a /56 IPv6 address to the CPE.
BT's Simon Challinor also says /56 so I think your on safe ground there James-C 🙂 ( Sky are also /56)
Some good presentations about BT's IPv6 over on Ipv6 Council's (uk) website.
What I'm saying is that most people as things stand will never use more than a flat subnet at home however it's good that for those that need it and also to future proof that/56 is allocated rather than a /64.