Re: [v6ops] Some stats on IPv6 fragments and EH filtering on the Internet

Simon Perreault <simon.perreault@viagenie.ca> Tue, 05 November 2013 17:15 UTC

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Le 2013-11-05 07:37, Nick Hilliard a écrit :
>> We *really* aren't going to deprecate fragmentation because of one
>> model of broken kit, are we?
>
> flicking the question around, how much will it cost operators to upgrade
> these boxes, and are they prepared to make this investment in order to fix
> a problem which for the most part has a minimal impact on their networks
> because 50% of web sites don't accept fragments anyway.
>
> These devices are ubiquitous on the internet.  The IETF should ignore them
> at their peril.  As Joel says, they're not the only box with problems, but
> they are one of the problem contributors in the core.

Won't they just disappear gradually, being replaced by newer boxes in 
the normal course of events?

Looks like a problem that will fix itself in time.

Simon
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