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

Duncan Macdonald Silver badge

Re: Surely a sensible plan is not THAT difficult?

The last thing that the theorists want is a simple plan that anyone can understand!!

(Also there is the unfortunate fact that MAC addresses are not always unique - some network card makers reused MAC addresses despite the rules saying that they must not. An individual manufacturer code (first 24 bits) only leaves 24 bits (16M) for the individual device. A manufacturer is supposed to request an new manufacturer code if it manufactures over 16M devices - however some just recycle the addresses.)

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