Subject: Re: v6 (was Re: -current sendmail cancer in IPv4-only kernel)
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/08/2000 14:40:47
>> i think (i don't pretend to know all that much about the iso stuff or
>> atm, but i am reading) that one *MAJOR* difference between atm and ip
>> (and maybe iso as well) is that that ipv6 works with *all* the
>> existing hardware that's already doing ipv4.  iso and atm require
>> other hardware.  that seems like major selling point to me.


>ATM is a VC based protocol. "X.25 for Fiber". It inherently sucks. It
>also doesn't even pretend to be TCP/IP
>CLNP wasn't inherently awful but it wasn't that great and now it is dead.

does it work with my hardware?  can i dial in to an atm cloud with my
28.8 modem?

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