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RE: The state of IPv6 multihoming development
On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, J. Noel Chiappa wrote:
> E.g. if a (large enough) bunch of customers band together and create an
> exchange, which buys service from multiple ISP's, and which is given an
> address which is visible over the same scope as those ISP's, and the
> customers are addressed as part of that exchange, you meet the policy goal
> (being able to change providers) *without* so-called "PI" addresses. But the
> addresses are still connectivity-based.
Semantics. The exchange would be the "provider" here.
BTW, this looks an awful lot like geographical addressing and
aggregating. Now if we virtualize the exchange that saves a lot of iron.