Re: An RFC7169 use case (!)

Ray Bellis <Ray.Bellis@nominet.org.uk> Mon, 07 April 2014 08:17 UTC

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From: Ray Bellis <Ray.Bellis@nominet.org.uk>
To: Thierry Moreau <thierry.moreau@connotech.com>
Subject: Re: An RFC7169 use case (!)
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On 2 Apr 2014, at 18:17, Thierry Moreau <thierry.moreau@connotech.com> wrote:

> It may me the first time that an April fool RFC is actually useful.

Not necessarily...

Geoff Huston and I wrote a draft a couple of years ago that repurposed the Evil Bit as an indicator that a packet has been through an address translator.

The purpose was to act as a tie-breaker for those cases when Happy Eyeball algorithms couldn't otherwise distinguish between paths.

Ray