turning on comcast v6

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 20:44:40 UTC 2013


On Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:16:57 -0500, Doug Barton <dougb at dougbarton.us>  
wrote:

> On 12/20/2013 05:25 AM, Lee Howard wrote:
>> So there's an interesting question.  You suggest there's a disagreement
>> between enterprise network operators and protocol designers. Who should
>> change?
>
> Rather obviously the protocol designers, since they are clearly out of  
> touch with real-world requirements. RA/SLAAC was a clever idea 20 years  
> ago...

Actually, it was "long ago abandoned" IPv4 technology... IPng didn't  
remember the horrible days of IPv4's ICMP Router Advertisement. (i.e. used  
SunOS 4, or understand *why* you touch /etc/notrouter during installation)

IPv6 didn't have DHCP because the committee had a deep, genetic, hatred of  
DHCP. (rumor has it, saying D-H-C-P would get you removed from the WG.  
:-))  IPv6 is the poster child for everything that's wrong with "Designed  
By Committee". (too much politics and too many personal agendas)



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