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bzs at bzs at
Wed Mar 9 05:25:15 UTC 2022

I'm beginning to wonder if the internet will survive the ipv6 adoption

Here's the real problem which you all can promptly ignore:

The IETF et al are full of bright technical people who can design
protocols, packet formats, etc.

But many of the major problems facing the internet are not, at their
core, engineering problems.

They're in the realm of social, legal, marketing, politics, int'l
policy, governance, law enforcement, commerce, economics, sociology,
psychology, etc. which TBH as bright as many of the engineers et al
are these problems are way beyond their ken, occasional polymath

But first you have to admit you have a problem, and limitations.

Shouting at the rafters about address space depletion etc while waving
RFCs may not quite do it.

Similar can be said about spam, malware attacks, phishing, etc.

Yet another cryptographic protocol probably won't save the day but as
the expression goes when all you have is a hammer the whole world
looks like a nail.

        -Barry Shein

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