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

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Jan 26 03:03:28 CST 2011

On Jan 25, 2011, at 9:49 PM, Roland Dobbins wrote:

> 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.
Is there IPv4 brokenness in the world? Sure.

Is the majority of IPv4 deployed in the world done so in a broken manner? I think that's a stretch.

Most people try and usually succeed at implementing IPv4 at least reasonably in line with the specifications.


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