Reply to post: Re: Compatibility

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

Ken Hagan Gold badge

Re: Compatibility

"No it's not, but if they had just made the first octet a pair, 0-65535, and added an extra octet at the end for local routing (with a default zero if not specified), "

And just HOW the fucketty fuck do you intend to shoe-horn 6 bytes into existing network protocols that have a 4-byte address field? Do you have any idea how many low-level network protocols have literally 4 bytes in which to pass "the address"? It's not all fucking FTP writing them out in plain text until it hits some fucking whitespace.

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