IPv6 Ignorance

Masataka Ohta mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Mon Sep 17 23:41:35 UTC 2012

John Mitchell wrote:

> I think people forget how humongous the v6 space is...

They don't. Instead, they suffer from it.

> Remember that the address space is 2^128 (or 
> 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses)

That is one of a major design flaw of IPv6 as a result of failed
attempt to have SLAAC, which resulted in so stateful and time
wasting mechanism.

As it is virtually impossible to remember IPv6 addresses, IPv6
operation is a lot harder than necessary.

						Masataka Ohta

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