A straightforward transition plan (was: Re: V6 still not supported)

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Thu Jan 12 00:10:07 UTC 2023

> It was assumed that IPng would include a standard straightforward
> technological solution to support communication with IPv4 hosts – this
> was a defined hard requirement.
> This transition mechanism wasn’t available at the time of the
> selection of IPng, and instead was left as a future deliverable.

three of the promises of ipng which ipv6 did not deliver
  o compatibility/transition,
  o security, and 
  o routing & renumbering

the real goal of those who made the ipv6 decision was to stop the press
from screaming about the end of the internet.  in this they succeeded.

and the ops community has paid an insane penalty ere since.


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