Re: [homegate] HOMENET working group proposal

Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com> Thu, 30 June 2011 15:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [homegate] HOMENET working group proposal
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On Jun 30, 2011, at 5:57 AM, Mark Townsley wrote:

> 
> I think the consensus we had in the past BoFs and discussion in and around this topic can be summed up as stating that homenet deliverables will:
> 
> - coexist with (existing) IPv4 protocols, devices, applications, etc.
> - operate in a (future) IPv6-only home network in the absence of IPv4
> - be IP-agnostic whenever possible

I'd like for this group to relax the "wherever possible" bit, so as to not preclude solutions where IPv6 can do a better job than IPv4.

IPv4 is a dinosaur gasping for its last breaths.

Keith