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Username: pchitescu
Date/Time: Thu, January 25, 2001 at 9:17 PM GMT (Fri, January 26, 2001 at 12:17 AM EEST)
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Subject: Directly using IPv6 addresses : a very bad idea


I think it's a very bad idea to manually enter IP addresses anyway and especially IPv6 which hold 4 time more bits than IPv6. The probability of error is much higher- what if the address had several kilobits ? Would you enter it by hand too ?

Remember the Domain Name System ? The whole point is to hide the IP address under a friendly name. For a computer it doesn't matter how many bits an address has. And with some new ideas like Dynamic DNS we can assign names to IP addresses even for non-permanently connected hosts.

What I would like is to have IPv6 supported and deployed as the standards exist for years. Unfortunately the large mass of Windows 9x or ME computers do not support IPv6.

Paul Chitescu  |    |

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