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[ih] Origin of the loopback interface

>>>>> "JL" == John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> writes:

JL> It seems to me that having a single loopback address rather than at
JL> least a /64 is one of the more inexplicable misfeatures of IPv6.

I always disliked that, too.  But we *can* use ::7f00:0000/104.

The only downside(?) is that assigning one address therein does not
automatically make the rest of the /104 work.

James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 0x997A9F17ED7DAEA6