How to force rapid ipv6 adoption

Damian Menscher damian at
Fri Oct 2 01:28:52 UTC 2015

On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 4:26 PM, Matthew Newton <mcn4 at> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 01, 2015 at 10:42:57PM +0000, Todd Underwood wrote:
> > it's just a new addressing protocol that happens to not work with the
> rest
> > of the internet.  it's unfortunate that we made that mistake, but i guess
> > we're stuck with that now (i wish i could say something about lessons
> > learned but i don't think any one of us has learned a lesson yet).
> Would be really interesting to know how you would propose
> squeezing 128 bits of address data into a 32 bit field so that we
> could all continue to use IPv4 with more addresses than it's has
> available to save having to move to this new incompatible format.

I solved that problem a few years ago (well, kinda -- only for backend
logging, not for routing):


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