Re: [lisp] LISP EID Block Size

Rene Bartsch <> Thu, 31 October 2013 15:44 UTC

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Am 2013-10-31 14:51, schrieb Rene Bartsch:

> Having the possibility to establish global, provider-independant
> network-roaming for consumers with LISP, a /16 with 2^32 /48 will not
> suffice for each natural person on this planet. We already will have
> to assign /56 to natural persons and bigger prefixes to corporate
> entities with /16 only.

To boost the discussion a little bit:

Just consider every consumer gets a /56-EID-prefix. He can assign a 
/64-EID-prefix to each home, car, caravan, boat, ...
LISP will boost home automation, car-to-car-communication, mobility 
services, etc. by bringing a roamable end-to-end-connectivity to each 
device. You can just park you caravan in the range of a public 
WLAN-hotspot and communicate directly with the air-conditioner half an 
hour before returning from hiking. Or you can call your cat home for 
lunch when it passes a public WLAN-hotspot. Or you can check if you have 
groceries in the refrigerator you moved from your old home to your new 
home a few days ago ...

The possibilities for consumers are endless and so they are for vendors 
... ;-)

Best regards,

Rene Bartsch, B. Sc. Informatics