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IPv4 address length technical design

On Oct 3, 2012, at 3:59 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:49:56 -0500, Jimmy Hess said:
>>  (1)   Stopped  mixing the Host identification and the Network
>> identification into the same bit field;
> Where's Noel Chiappa when you need him?

Saying "I told you so" I suspect.

>>  (2)  The new protocol will use  variable-length address for the Host
>> portion, such as  used in the addresses of CLNP,
> This also was considered during the IPv6 design phase, and the router
> designers had a collective cow, as it makes ASIC design a whole lot more
> interesting.

Where are Tony Li, Paul Traina, and the whole TUBA orchestra when you need them?  :-)