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new 6bone pTLA prefix proposal, comments by 4 March 2002 please
broken or not, its part of the protocol design. "fixing" it
will take more years than has been expended on IPv6.
> On Mon, 18 Feb 2002 [email protected] wrote:
> > there are areas/places where renumbering fails miserably,
> > notably within DNS, SNMP, NTP and anywhere applications
> > depend on knowing the whereabouts of remote systems, -by
> > address-. Many applications use the IP address to reduce
> > the delay in a DNS lookup. These applications are sensitive
> > to wholesale renumbering, often to to point that they have
> > no idea how broadly the hardcoded IP address has spread.
> Imho, an application doing this is fundamentally broken. One day this
> will come back to bite, especially under IPv6. I believe that avoiding
> renumbering to cater for apps that did the wrong thing in the first place
> would be a big mistake. Besides, dns data is cached, so the first lookup
> might be slower but the rest should come off a local dns server.
> -- Robert Brockway B.Sc. email: [email protected] ICQ: 104781119
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