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IPv4 address length technical design

On 10/05/2012 05:25 PM, Barry Shein wrote:
> 5. Bits is bits.
> I don't know how to say that more clearly.
> An ipv6 address is a string of 128 bits with some segmentation
> implications (net part, host part.)
> A host name is a string of bits of varying length. But it's still just
> ones and zeros, an integer, however you want to read it.

Wasn't David Cheriton proposing something like this?