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Re: The Choice: IPv4 Exhaustion or Transition to IPv6
On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 13:08:52 PDT, Bora Akyol said: > At a very low, hardware centric level, IPv6 would be a lot easier to > implement if > > 1) The addresses were 64 bits instead of 128 bits. > 2) The extension headers architecture was completely revamped to be more > hardware friendly. Wow, a blast from the past. The *current* IPv6 design was selected to a good extent because it was *easier* to do in hardware than some of the other contenders. You think 64 versus 128 is tough - think about the ASIC fun and games to support *variable length* addresses (not necessarily even a multiple of 4 bytes, in some of the proposals. Could be 7, could be 11, check the address length field for details. Yee. Hah).