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Re: An idea: GxSE
>I understand how you feel, however, I feel rather strongly that we should
>do this the right way from the start. One of the biggest problems with
>NAT is that it was an afterthought, thus broke many things. We're not
>designing a protocol here, just ways to handle certain situations.
i disagree about the "from the start" part. the deployment is already
started here and there. maybe this is because i'm in Japan, but
i feel it way too late to make any changes to the way routers/hosts
also, remember why GSE proposal was not integrated into IPv6 -
IPv6 is designed based on IPv4 experiences, and tries to benefit
from the success of IPv4. if we add too many fundamental design
changes into IPv6 (like 8+8 address rewrites on routers)
we may not be able to success in IPv6, like IPv4 did.
>Furthermore, we're discussing technology in its infancy. There is no
>reason not to explore the possibilities. Remember, WE make the rules, so
>we might as well look at all the options to the good ones. These
>decisions will be with us for at LEAST a decade, let's make decisions we
>can deal with.
well, IPng effort was started year 1992 and now it's year 2001.
i don't really agree with the "infancy" argument.
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