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    IP version 6 (IPv6) is a new version of the Internet Protocol (IP),

    Nice! Since I have a policy of not immediately jumping onboard with any new technology, I can reset my IPv6 clock. It has been 0 days since IPv6 was new.

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      That statement seems to carry over from the 1998 RFC: https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2460.txt

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        The perils of copy paste coding/standardizing. :)

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        An IETF spokesperson was quoted today saying “you are why we can’t have nice things.”

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          Help me out here, what is the actual news? Wasn’t IPv6 standardized long ago?

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            It’s a revision to the original 1998 IPv6 RFC, mostly for convenience. The main thing it does is incorporate back into the text of the main document the various subsequent RFCs that extended, revised, or clarified the original RFC, so there’s again one complete reference for the current IPv6 standard, instead of you having to read the 1998 RFC plus all the RFCs that updated it (examples of such RFCs now incorporated: 1, 2). It also rewords some sections for clarity and/or correctness, and resolves five errata that were formally filed against the original standard.

            A listing of changes is near the end, in “Appendix B. Changes Since RFC 2460”.

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            It’s about time! Now maybe everyone will stop sticking their heads in the sand and stop ignoring ipv6 :)