subnet prefix length > 64 breaks IPv6?

Mark Tinka mtinka at
Thu Dec 29 08:56:46 UTC 2011

On Thursday, December 29, 2011 03:46:48 AM sthaug at 

> And there are other platforms, e.g. Juniper M/MX/T, where
> there is no concept of "punt a packet to software to
> perform a forwarding decision". The packet is either
> forwarded in hardware, or dropped. IPv6 prefixes > 64
> bit are handled like any other IPv6 prefixes, i.e. they
> are forwarded in hardware.

IOS XR-based systems operate the same way.

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