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RE: New (-02) version of IPv6 CPE Router draft is available for review
From: Alain Durand [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:44 AM
To: Hemant Singh (shemant); Ralph Droms (rdroms); Mark Townsley (townsley); Jimmy Chuang (cchuang)
Cc: Rémi Denis-Courmont; email@example.com; Wes Beebee (wbeebee)
Subject: Re: New (-02) version of IPv6 CPE Router draft is available for review
On 7/21/08 11:57 AM, "Hemant Singh (shemant)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I repeat myself. I am only discussing the case when the CPE Router is
>> powered up without connecting the router WAN interface to the SP.
>> This is also the first time the CPE Router is powered up. Further this is NOT a corner case.
>> Moreover, all IPv4 home router customers are used to one stable
>> private IPv4 address to access their say, Linksys router, no matter
>> when and what global
>> IPv4 address gets assigned to the WAN interface. Why not use one ULA
>> for the same purpose in IPv6? With your proposal, if the WAN GUA is
>> used to configure the CPE Router, that GUA may change over time and
>> now the user has to remember a new GUA.
>> Sorry, I don't think this user experience should be brushed away for IPv6.
> I sure hope you are not expecting the customer to remember or type a well know IPv6 ULA address to configure the home router...
>There need to be a dynamic discovery mechanism, a la Apple bonjour.
> - Alain.
Heck no! My good colleague in Tony Hain already pointed us to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeroconf. We envision every CPE Router to have a unique ULA but the router will be accessed by a URL like http://linksyslocal.