IPv6 - real vs theoretical problems

Tim Chown tjc at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jan 7 08:32:41 CST 2011

On 7 Jan 2011, at 06:11, Owen DeLong wrote:
> That's a draft, and, it doesn't really eliminate the idea that /48s are generally
> a good thing so much as it recognizes that there might be SOME circumstances
> in which they are either not necessary or insufficient.
> As a draft, it hasn't been through the full process and shouldn't be considered
> to have the same weight as an RFC.
> While it intends to obsolete RFC-3177, it doesn't obsolete it yet and, indeed, may
> never do so.

The IETF data tracker shows draft-ietf-v6ops-3177bis-end-sites is under IESG review, with comments currently being made, see 
which also notes the draft has strong support so is likely to be published soon.

The document is only guidance regardless.


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