[ppml] IPv6 flawed?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Sep 17 12:39:05 EDT 2007

David is, indeed, correct about my true point.  No offense or
disparagement of Mr. Buffington's accomplishments was intended.
(I don't know him well enough to comment one way or another on
such things.  Indeed, I don't know him at all.)


On Sep 17, 2007, at 9:22 AM, David Williamson wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 11:08:54AM -0500, Cort Buffington wrote:
>> Yep, that's right. I really don't do enough meaningful networking to
>> speak up here. I should have kept my mouth shut.
> I don't think that's the point.
>> From the sound of it, you've managed to renumber your local  
>> environment
> fairly easily.  Congrats!  It's nice to hear that someone has had a
> fairly easy renumbering experience with IPv6.
> Owen's point is valid, though - unless there is some mechanism for
> renumbering addresses stored in places not under your control, this
> isn't really any easier than with IPv4.  For organnizations that don't
> utilize VPNs and don't have their addressess embedded all over the
> place, the two are mostly equivalent, although IPv6 has more natural
> methods for renumbering in a fairly painless way.
> Unfortunately, many orgs are not in that space, and renumbering is  
> hard
> and painful.  If there's a broad solution to that problem space, I'd
> really like to hear about it.
> That, I think, is the point.
> -David

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