IPv6 isn't SMTP

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Thu Mar 27 14:17:35 UTC 2014


>> [email protected][IPv6:2001:12:34:56::78:ab:cd]
>
> You aren't allowed to use :: to abbreviate one zero hexadectet according
> to RFC 5952.
>
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?eid=2467

Oh, look at that.  I wonder how many people realized that it made an 
incompatible change to RFC 4291 four years ago.  I certainly didn't.  I 
wonder what problem they thought they were solving.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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