[arin-ppml] Change of Use and ARIN (was: Re: AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System)

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Mon Sep 13 13:57:39 EDT 2021

hostmaster at uneedus.com wrote:
> The MAJOR problem with the use of 240/4 is the hard coding of these 
> addresses in Router and Workstation operating systems.  This is NOT an 
> ARIN problem.
> I understand it is just a flag and a recompile in Linux, but trying to 
> get Cisco and Microsoft to go along with this idea is going to take a 
> bit more effort than complaining about it on this list.
> I see no reason to do that, as I have more IPv6 addresses than I can 
> dream of.
> I have been running my home network off of ONE ipv4 address, as well 
> as two /48s of IPv6.  I do not understand why IPv6 is so hated.  I 
> also understand that Win10/11 does not like it all if you turn off the 
> V6 stack and throws random errors.
> Albert Erdmann
> Network Administrator
> Paradise On Line Inc.

No problem. That will either happen or not, users will either benefit or 
not. However that is not a valid reason to preclude it from even being 

IPv6 may be a very nice protocol. However that does not change the fact 
that it has failed to cure the internet thus far.


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