Because it sucks by having hardware that cant handle memory above 1G, which means either it goes, or your 1+ G machine becomes 1G machine.
(or you start doing the ISA-bus style memory bouncing for all network drivers since any device can DMA to/from the same mbufs that the bce later should handle)
So either a massive rewrite of all other network drivers, OR, kill the driver for the broken hardware that pretends to be useful but isnt.
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Then again, some of us dont use the randomized ipv6 addresses but rather get to choose the numbers ourselves (especially for servers which you may need to enter ips for), and in those cases, you can get away with having to remember five "octets" instead of four, like 2001:abc:def:123:: which means it will be possible to learn for you to use when the DNS is unusable.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead