Introducing draft-denog-v6ops-addresspartnaming

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Nov 26 16:41:24 CST 2010


On Nov 26, 2010, at 2:11 PM, kmedcalf at dessus.com wrote:

>>>> Cisco's expression of a MAC address is wrong anyway. Correct notation
>>>> for a MAC address is separating each byte with a colon.
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>>> Doesn't matter... It's widespread and Cisco isn't the only one to use it.
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>> Just for my own edification, who else besides Cisco do you know who
>> uses that notation for MAC addresses? I want some convincing before
>> I'll accept the claim that it's widespread.
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> Windows displays macs as dash separated hexified bytes (ie, 12-34-56-78-90-AB) which is incorrect.
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> Given how widespread and pervasive the Microsoft Windows Virus is, I'd call this widespread and pervasive.
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Windows is not a virus. Viruses are tight, well written pieces of code with a specific (usually nefarious)
purpose.

While windows certainly qualifies as nefarious, I doubt anyone would consider it tight or well written
code.

Owen





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