Reply to post: Re: Those brilliant minds who gave us IPv6

Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6

Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Re: Those brilliant minds who gave us IPv6

All that an IPv4-only device can do is barf when it receives an IPv6 packet.

Which is the problem. It would have been nice if the packet at least looked enough like an IPv4 one that an IPv4 device could have said something like "This is a weird packet, I'll pass it to weirdpacket.ietf.com and it can figure out where to send it".

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