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RE: Source address selection in IPv6 multihomed multi-addressed sites
I certainly did not say that the choice should be handled "by default in the IP layer". I said that it is typically handled by the TCP-IP stack, after the application binds to ANY. But TCP-IP stack != IP layer. The IP layer only starts operating when both source and destination have been chosen..
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Brian E Carpenter
Sent: Thu 7/17/2003 2:22 AM
Subject: Re: Source address selection in IPv6 multihomed multi-addressed sites
Kenji Ohira wrote:
> First of all, I think that source address selection should be made by each
> application/transport layer.
As I and Keith Moore and Christian Huitema have been trying to say,
this is not realistic as a general case. In some special cases we can
expect upper layers to be able to do this, but it has to be handled
by default in the IP layer.