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Re: 240/4

  • From: Adrian Chadd
  • Date: Tue Oct 16 20:22:54 2007

On Tue, Oct 16, 2007, Daniel Senie wrote:

> Given the relative simplicity of the code change to activate 240/4 in 
> an IPv4 stack, it's likely all major vendors could have patches out 
> for allowing its use in private networks with little risk and little 
> expendature of time. It's quite likely such changes could be out a 
> very long time before IPv6 stacks in firewalls, routers and hosts 
> receive sufficient testing to be deemed safe. 

Remind me again how long A.B.C.0 and A.B.C.255 took to be "fixed"
to be usable as IP addresses?