Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt> (IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture) to Internet Standard

Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com> Wed, 22 February 2017 18:05 UTC

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From: Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:04:46 +0900
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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt> (IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture) to Internet Standard
To: David Farmer <farmer@umn.edu>
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>From a complexity, reliability, and cost point of view, it is likely better
to say that everything should be /64 rather than say that 99.9% of links
will be /64 or /128 but we still need to support other prefix lengths for
0.1% of cases.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 3:01 AM, David Farmer <farmer@umn.edu>; wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>;
> wrote:
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>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:42 AM, Mark Smith <markzzzsmith@gmail.com>;
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Let's leave behind unnecessary practices that have been used to extend
>>> IPv4's life, and that make things unnecessarily complicated and more costly
>>> to operate and troubleshoot.
>>>
>>
>> What he said.
>>
>
> Yes, what he said is a very compelling argument to use /64 in most places,
> the default. However, you cannot extrapolate there exists no places were
> something other than /64 make sense.
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