[lir-wg] Discussion about RIPE-261
Michel Py michel at arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us
Tue May 27 16:46:01 CEST 2003
> Kurt Erik Lindqvist wrote: > Agreed. The flaws of IPv6 comes down to not solving the > multihomign/routing scaling/world starvation problem. > That is an IETF problem, and there is a WG for it. For the record, and the following are verifiable _facts_: the IRTF and the IETF have been working on this problem for the last ten years. One of the Area Directors responsible for the multi6 WG has called it the "Titanic". By Kurtis' own account it is going to be 5 to 10 more years before they find a solution, if they do. The WG that Kurtis co-chairs has not even agreed to _requirements_ that were due two years ago; they are calling it recommendations now with zero proposals on the table. Anyone that wants to have a glimpse of what the IETF is going to do for them is encouraged to read Kurtis' own draft: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-kurtis-multihoming-longprefix- 00.txt Which basically says that we should allow /48 prefixes punched from PA space in the Global Routing Table. I am sure the educated reader that subscribes to this list will appreciate, especially smaller LIRs that can't afford a c12416 or M160 to hold a huge routing table. Michel.
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