Objection to draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt

Peter Hessler <phessler@theapt.org> Thu, 23 February 2017 13:40 UTC

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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:40:26 +0100
From: Peter Hessler <phessler@theapt.org>
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Subject: Objection to draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt
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Restricting all subnets to The One True Size(tm) of /64 is utterly
ridiculous.  Sure, that may be an artificial limitation of SLAAC and
various other technologies, but *those* can have limitations.

Limiting it inside the entire specification is even stupider of an idea
than still supporting Classful networks.

As an implementation, OpenBSD will never add such a crazy thing.  And
you know that many other implementations won't do so either.

I strongly oppose this draft.

-- 
Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.