Reply to post: Re: RFC 2460..

China plots new Great Leap Forward: to IPv6

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Holmes

Re: RFC 2460..

The problem is that any minor change you make to the IPv4 protocol means that all IPv4 devices need to be replaced or updated to be able to work with it as they were never developed for it. As that disruption would be similar to introducing a new protocol you might as well develop a new protocol from the ground up solving many more problems than just the address depletion issue. A proper broadcast and low level encryption features for instance.

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