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

Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com> Thu, 23 February 2017 04:17 UTC

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From: Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:16:46 +0900
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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt> (IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture) to Internet Standard
To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Brian E Carpenter <
brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>; wrote:

> I'm sorry, I'm wondering which word in my recent message that said
> "I'm not aware of any generally available running code that will
> be changed in even one instruction by the final text - that is indeed
> a requirement for advancement to Internet Standard."
> is hard to understand.
>

Help he understand, then. There is widely-deployed code that assumes that
the interface ID is 64 and does not work on anything other than 64 bit
prefix lengths. Currently that code is correct on all unicast space. If you
change RFC 4291, won't that code be incorrect?