-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I agree.
Josh On Wednesday October 19, 2011, Mark Gardner wrote: > In extending the web front end to support IPv6, I came across the > issue of how to specify the netmask. > > Currently, a bit mask, in dotted quad form e.g., 255.255.255.0, is > expected to specify the netmask. IPv6 does not use a bit mask but > instead uses a prefix size, e.g., ::1/128 which is the address for > localhost. (Not only is a similar bit mask format not defined for > IPv6, it is not practical either as the netmask for localhost if > defined would be > FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF: > FFFF.) On the other hand, IPv4 can use either a bit mask or a prefix > specification, with the later actually being preferred since the > switch to CIDR. > > I propose we change the front-end (and back-end if needed) to switch > to the prefix notation for specifying the bit mask as it is the > current best practice for IPv4 and the only notation for IPv6. Any > thoughts? > > Mark - -- - ------------------------------- Josh Thompson VCL Developer North Carolina State University my GPG/PGP key can be found at pgp.mit.edu -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAk6e0UsACgkQV/LQcNdtPQPiNgCePA0ThViQsPcp3bp6fKncuQaE EoUAniv2XtGZro1+NC6u45ROxZ0z+UaE =0r6q -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----