Re: [Autoconf] RFC 5889 (Was: Call for comments to a new AUTOCONF charter proposal)

Alexandru Petrescu <alexandru.petrescu@gmail.com> Fri, 23 July 2010 09:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Autoconf] RFC 5889 (Was: Call for comments to a new AUTOCONF charter proposal)
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Le 23/07/2010 10:49, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) a écrit :
>> Well, the link local addresses will not be visible outside their
> direct
>> link, because the different links are on different ESSIDs and
>> moreover on different channels.
>
> Not in our networks. Furthermore "ESSID" is specific to a particular
> lower layer technology and we are not constraining ourselves to it,
> as has been said many times.

Tell me the name of your particular lower layer technology and I will
tell you the equivalent of ESSID.  This equivalence exists in other
than WiFi techs: pdp context for 3G, picocell ID for Bluetooth, etc.

I would be surprised the unknown link layer does not have such means of 
link separation...

> And even then this doesn't ensure lack of visibility.

Link layers have this typical functionality.

Alex

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