Re: [homenet] homenet-prefix-assignment update - prefix length 64 and on prefix comparison

Mark Townsley <mark@townsley.net> Thu, 09 October 2014 05:25 UTC

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Subject: Re: [homenet] homenet-prefix-assignment update - prefix length 64 and on prefix comparison
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> On Oct 9, 2014, at 2:35 AM, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>; wrote:
> 
>> On 09/10/2014 03:21, Tim Chown wrote:
>>> On 8 Oct 2014, at 14:14, Pierre Pfister <pierre.pfister@darou.fr>; wrote:
>>> Why should we mandate homenet implementations to *brake* in situations where they could work fine ? Why should we voluntarily prevent a link from being configured if we actually can configure it ?
>>> 
>>> If MUSTs are the solution, then I would rather see a ‘ISP MUST provide a /56 to customers’ than ‘Homenet MUST brake when the provided prefix is not big enough’.
>> 
>> But this is what the homenet arch text says in Section 3.4.1:
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-homenet-arch-17#section-3.4.1
>> 
>> i.e. don’t go longer than /64, and ISPs should provide enough prefixes.
>> 
>> The why64 text is very relevant here.
> 
> And could be added as a reference. It's already in IESG Evaluation
> (with one open issue that was just flagged).

Informative reference, as we don't want to create a downref over this.

> 
> Certainly the mechanisms should support any prefix length,

I agree.

- Mark

> but
> the reality remains that only /64 subnets work properly in all
> circumstances today.
> 
>    Brian
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