Reply to post: Re: Compatibility

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone

CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

Re: Compatibility

cretins who designed IP6 had given some thought to making it backward compatible

It's quite clear from the various notes about the IPv6 design process that the people involved wanted to design a 'pure' new address methodology and so discarded anything 'old and broken'. And, in the process, managed to ensure that migration was not only difficult but, potentially, dangerous in terms of network security.

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