Athanasios Douitsis, National Technical University of Athens
IP Address Management (IPAM) for access networks has hitherto been an area of relatively little concern for most network operators. Even for large broadband access networks with many thousands of end users, IPAM was seldom a problem, mostly because network administrators could easily choose from a wide variety of time tested methodologies and solutions, ranging from simple approaches such as using local address pools in their broadband routers, to sophisticated software developed either in-house or by external vendors. However, with the advent of IPv6 in access networks, a new set of problems has arisen regarding IPAM.
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