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 08:27 UTC

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From: Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:26:47 +0900
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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt> (IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture) to Internet Standard
To: Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>
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On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 5:17 PM, Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>;
wrote:

> > And it is absolutely inappropriate to change this now in given that the
> > /64 boundary has been the standard for the last 20 years. It will break
> > deployed code that relies on the current standard. (That includes
> > concrete code I can point to that I know runs on tens of millions of
> > devices.) That's not acceptable to do in a standard reclassification.
>
> If the above will break your code, then your code is already broken. Fix
> it.


Nope. That code implements the standard, and thus by definition it's not
broken.