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Re: Status of ipv6 with Canadian ISP
said by spock:If your ISP is really doing it this way then they are breaking the IPv6 standard which calls for a WHOLE /64 for each subscriber. The cheapest ARIN allocation for IPv6 is $2500/year for any size from /40 to /32 so it makes no sense for ISPs to order anything smaller than /32, which is enough to give a /64 to as many as 4 billion endpoints.
Unfortunately my ISP will only give me a single ip from the same /64 it gives everyone else. This means only one device in my network will have ipv6 connectivity.
Your router is supposed to pick up its /64 subnet either through DHCP or route advertisement and then either assign addresses to LAN devices using DHCP or advertise the IPv6 route on the LAN and let devices self-configure the remaining 64 bits of the address field using SLAAC. Either way, the ISP should not be managing the 64 LSBs.