[VoiceOps] IPV6

Paul Timmins paul at timmins.net
Wed Oct 21 13:59:29 EDT 2009

Alex Balashov wrote:
> It's certainly shorter.  The issue is that it takes more effort and 
> time mentally to compute contiguity, subnet boundaries, etc. because 
> the numbers involved are not base 10.
> As you suggest, it's something one can probably get used to.  But it 
> sure is ugly in the interim.
> Being a systems programmer by trade, I have little difficulty counting 
> in hex.  It's just harder than counting in base 10, especially for 
> people who aren't similarly disposed.  And contractions do make it 
> difficult to read.
> I do think that's one of the major barriers to the adoption of IPv6 in 
> a commonsensical, pedestrian way.  Nobody is against bigger address 
> space, increased security, more interface autoconfiguration, etc.  I 
> think they just look at the addresses and go, "Uh, I don't want to 
> read THAT..."




The choice is theirs, I suppose. I mean, we don't really have a choice 
on the expanded address space, might as well go big and never worry 
about it until after we retire :)

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