IPv4 address length technical design

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Thu Oct 4 18:19:43 UTC 2012


Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>
> Once host identifiers are no longer dependent on or related to topology,
> there's no reason a reasonable fixed-length cannot suffice.

Host identities should be cryptographic hashes of public keys, so you have
to support algorithm agility, which probably implies variable length.

Tony.
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