Introducing draft-denog-v6ops-addresspartnaming

Owen DeLong owen at
Fri Nov 19 01:42:55 CST 2010

Since the poll is a straight yes/no option with no preference, I will
express my preference here. While I find the term quibble fun and
amusing, I think hextet is a far more useful term because it does not
have the overloaded human semantics that come with quibble.

I'm sorry to quibble with the majority here, but, in this case, I think
we have enough problems with ambiguous terminology in
networking and this opportunity to avoid creating one more should
not be missed.


On Nov 18, 2010, at 6:07 PM, Richard Hartmann wrote:

> Hi all,
> as most of you are aware, there is no definite, canonical name for the
> two bytes of IPv6 addresses between colons. This forces people to use
> a description like I just did instead of a single, specific term.
> Being highly pedantic Germans, this annoyed quite a few people within
> the DENOG community. This, in turn, lead to an I-D[1]. If any of you
> have any additional suggestions, you are more than  welcome to share
> them. Additionally, I want to invite everyone to participate in an
> informal poll which we created[2]. We're fully aware that it's trivial
> to cheat on this poll; that's life.
> As of right now, Quibble leads with Hextet being a close second. All
> other options got significantly less votes.
> Thanks,
> Richard
> [1]
> [2]

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