How to force rapid ipv6 adoption

Hugo Slabbert hugo at
Fri Oct 2 03:54:00 UTC 2015

On Thu 2015-Oct-01 18:28:52 -0700, Damian Menscher via NANOG 
<nanog at> wrote:

>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):

Squeezing 32 bits into 128 bits is easy.  Let me know how you do with 
squeezing 128 bits into 32 bits...


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