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----- Forwarded message from Scott Brim <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 06:41:49 -0800
From: Scott Brim <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [RRG] Thoughts on the RRG/Routing Space Problem
To: Brian E Carpenter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Russ White <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Excerpts from Brian E Carpenter at 15:03:37 +1300 on Mon 3 Dec 2007:
> On 2007-12-02 02:24, Russ White wrote:
> > 2. An exponentially growing table of short prefixes, facilitated by the
> > huge IPv6 address space (as Tony has pointed out, routing /32's in IPv6
> > is the same thing as routing hosts in IPv4, so you've gained nothing in
> > table size if you go in that direction).
> Er, yes, there's a reason that the IPv6 design assumes
> provider-based aggregation of prefixes, and multiple prefixes if you
> have multiple providers. The PI heresy is an import from IPv4
> thinking. But if that heresy sweeps the world, we're going to need
> LISP style mapping to exorcise it from the core. I think that's how
> we got here.
So it's let's-have-fun-with-rhetoric day, eh? We got here because of
the rate*state problems, of which PI allocations are a small part.
Once we got here, we discovered that we potentially had the freedom to
abandon the dogma that you are clinging to. (At this point I believe
you're supposed to say "I find your lack of faith disturbing").
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