Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis-08.txt> (Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification) to Internet Standard

"Scott O. Bradner" <sob@sobco.com> Fri, 17 February 2017 17:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc2460bis-08.txt> (Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification) to Internet Standard
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> On Feb 17, 2017, at 12:31 PM, otroan@employees.org wrote:
> 
> Scott,
> 
>>> It is a simple logical consequence.
>>> 
>>> Middleboxes do not exist in the IPv6 architecture.
>> 
>> firewalls do not exist in IPv6????
>> load balancers do not exist in IPv6???
>> content redirectors do not exist in IPv6???
>> …
> 
> In the world view of RFC2460, the world consists of hosts and routers connected with links.
> That's largely the IETF specification perspective too...
> We don't write our protocols to accommodate middleboxes on the path.

parellel universe

Scott

> 
> Cheers,
> Ole