Yahoo and IPv6

Steve Clark sclark at
Tue May 17 15:49:47 UTC 2011

On 05/17/2011 08:56 AM, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 11:07:17 +0200
>> From: Mans Nilsson<mansaxel at>
>>>> ... It's not like you can even reach anything at home now, let alone
>>>> reach it by name.
>>> that must and will change.  let's be the generation who makes it possible.
>> I'd like to respond to this by stating that I support this fully, but
>> I'm busy making sure I can reach my machines at home from the IPv6
>> Internet. By name. ;-)
> :-).
> to be clear, the old pre-web T1 era internet did not have much content
> but what content there was, was not lopsided.  other than slip and ppp
> there weren't a lot of networks one would call "access" and a smaller
> number of networks one would call "content".  i am not wishing for that,
> i like the web, i like content, i know there will be specialized networks
> for access and content.  but i also think (as jim gettys does) that we
> ought to be able to get useful work done without being able to reach the
> whole internet all the time.  that's going to mean being able to reach
> other mostly-access networks in our same neighborhoods and multitenant
> buildings and towns and cities, directly, and by name.  it does not mean
> being able to start facebook 2.0 out of somebody's basement, but it does
> mean being able to run a personal smtp or web server in one's basement
> and have it mostly work for the whole internet and work best for accessors
> who are close by and still work even when the "upstream" path for the
> neighborhood is down.
This is all very confusing to me. How are meaningful names going to assigned automatically?
Right now I see something like for one of our servers, how does this
mean anything to anyone else?

Stephen Clark
Sr. Software Engineer III
Phone: 813-579-3200
Fax: 813-882-0209
Email: steve.clark at

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