Re: multihoming, was IPv10

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Sat, 31 December 2016 19:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: multihoming, was IPv10
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From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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> Anyway, multi6 WG utterly failed because most of the members (including
> chairs) failed to understand that *TIMELY* multihoming needs notions
> of timeout

No doubt that is why shim6, the direct result of multi6, includes probes, a
keepalive timeout and discussion of what to do if failure occurs even during
context creation. Shim6 has not suceeded, but misunderstanding the need for
timeouts and probes was not the reason. There is some further discussion of
this issue, with experimental and simulation results, in
https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-naderi-ipv6-probing-01 .

I have never found it very helpful to accuse discussion partners of stupidity.

Regards
   Brian