Waste will kill ipv6 too

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Fri Dec 29 14:54:52 CST 2017


On Fri, 29 Dec 2017, sthaug at nethelp.no wrote:

> It's rather interesting how parsing of variable length addresses was 
> thought to be way too complicated - while parsing of IPv6 extension 
> header chains of unknown length was okay.

I think this can be explained by "routers don't need to parse extension 
headers, they're routers, they only act on L3".

Some of the people around back in early/mid 1990ies involved in designing 
IPv6 is still around in IETF, you can always ask them.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se


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