[ppml] tossed over the wall...

David Conrad david.conrad at nominum.com
Thu Jul 14 10:21:09 EDT 2005


I have to admit some confusion.  It took quite a bit of effort to rid  
the routing systems of fixed network boundaries in IPv4 (and, in  
fact, there are still vestiges here and there).  Is there some reason  
that IPv6 makes dealing with variable length network masks more  
complicated than IPv4?


On Jul 14, 2005, at 12:19 AM, Thomas Narten wrote:
> I'm just not sure that having more than three sizes (i..e, /48, /56,
> /64) is necessary. It may just be diminishing returns... Moving from
> /48 to /56 for a large percentage of the allocations would reap such a
> lot of benefit (2 orders of magnitude) that I don't know that trying
> for more is really necessary.

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