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

"Dearlove, Christopher (UK)" <> Fri, 23 July 2010 08:42 UTC

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If you are using the addresses even in NHDP, or even in a
single neighbour cut-done NHDP that has link bidirectionality
checking then they are so visible. And the point of this work
is to create addresses that are so usable.

Whether the visibility matters can be argued. That the visibility
occurs is not the case.

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

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Le 22/07/2010 17:41, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) a écrit :
> And then those link local addresses are visible beyond their local
> link.

No, my point is not understood.  The link-local addresses are not
visible beyond their local link.

When the MRs in LFN--MR--MR--MR--LFN use their link-local addresses
these are not visible beyond their respective local link.

> For some that is a problem. For others not.

If they were visible - yes, it would have been a problem, but they are not.

> All of which is irrelevant to the matter in the subject line, where
> the decision is long (though longer would have been better) made.
> Re-hashing the last N years debate gets no one anywhere.

How about if during the last N years my message could not get read?



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