RIPE NCC Executive Board election

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Wed May 13 19:22:08 UTC 2020

On Wed, 13 May 2020, Elad Cohen wrote:

> LOL funny seeing you changing your mind by 180 degrees when someone you 
> know in the community writing to you the exact same thing.

"In addition, the sockets API should be extended to support IPxl with a 
new socket domain PF_IPXL which is identical to PF_INET in every respect 
save that the IP addresses are 8 bytes long instead of 4."

Do you realise that this means you're requiring changing *every* 
socket-speaking application in the world?

It's taken us decades to get applications to use the new struct to support 
IPv6+IPv4, resetting the timer back to 0 and starting over does not help 
deployment. It just kicks it another 20 years down the line.

You're just inventing yet another incompatible standard and you have to 
touch everything, DHCP, DNS all applications etc.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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