Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Tue May 5 15:53:16 CDT 2009


On Tue, 05 May 2009 16:13:05 -0400, Jack Bates <jbates at brightok.net> wrote:
> Actually, they probably would have stuck to a 64 bit address space and  
> it was debated. Then it came down to, let's make it a 64 bit network  
> space, and give another 64 bits for hosts (96 bits probably would have  
> worked, but someone apparently feels the next bump from 64bit is 128bit  
> so there we go).

Ah, but they half-assed the solution.  IPv6 makes no distinction between  
network and host (eg. "classless"), yet SLAAC forces this oddball,  
classful boundry.  Routing doesn't care.  Even the hosts don't care.  Only  
the tiny craplet of autoconfig demands the network and host each be  
64bits.  That's brilliant!




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