Using IPv6 with prefixes shorter than a /64 on a LAN

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Tue Jan 25 23:49:13 CST 2011


On Jan 26, 2011, at 12:33 PM, Mark Smith wrote:

> The correct assumption is that most people will try and usually succeed at follow the specifications, as that is what is required to
> successfully participate in a protocol (any protocol, not just networking ones). IPv4 history has shown that most people will.

Specification <> application, as in new applications.

And, no, I don't think that 'most people will' - I've seen enough foolishness with regards to IPv4 misaddressing over the last quarter-century (pre- and post-CIDR) to share your optimism in that regard.

;>

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