System Administration Guide: IP Services

Creating a Numbering Scheme for Subnets

Begin your numbering scheme by mapping your existing IPv4 subnets into equivalent IPv6 subnets. For example, consider the subnets illustrated in Figure 4–1. Subnets 1–4 use the RFC 1918 IPv4 private address designation for the first 16 bits of their addresses, in addition to the digits 1–4 to indicate the subnet. For illustrative purposes, assume that the IPv6 prefix 2001:db8:3c4d/48 has been assigned to the site.

The following table shows how the private IPv4 prefixes map into IPv6 prefixes.

IPv4 Subnet Prefix 

Equivalent IPv6 Subnet Prefix