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

Christopher Morrow <christopher.morrow@gmail.com> Thu, 23 February 2017 23:03 UTC

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From: Christopher Morrow <christopher.morrow@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:03:56 -0500
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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt> (IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture) to Internet Standard
To: Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>
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On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:13 PM, Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>;
wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>; wrote:
>
>> users do not notice, except when device programmers break things.  i am
>> a host operator, and i do not need classfulness.  slaac is nice in small
>> lans, and the /64 id is fine for the slaac niche.
>>
>
> Please think about the arguments in RFC 7934. If some misguided operator
> assigns your device exactly one IPv6 address, that hugely constrains what
> the device can do and how well it does it. And I do think that users notice
> when their network is flaky.
>
>

A bunch of networks do silly things... they aren't going to stop doing
those silly things just because the IETF says something, are they?