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Re: Middleboxes [Was: Flow label versus Extension header - protocol itself]
On 9-mei-2005, at 19:56, Erik Nordmark wrote:
Unless Marcelo's DHCP suggestion works, I don't see how a middlebox
could ensure that the address fields get restored.
To restore the fields the unmodified host needs to use a ULID which
is part of the HBA/CGA set that the middlebox is holding on behalf
of the host.
From a protocol standpoint this may be a problem, but don't forget
that for the other 99.99% of the world there is a BIG difference
between the things you can do in a simple perl script and the things
you can only do when you have the kernel source.
In other words: if people want this bad enough, they'll configure
hosts manually if need be, or use a non-standard mechanism such as a
script for this. This isn't a show stopper.