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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

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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.

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