Re: [Int-area] Continuing the addressing discussion: what is an address anyway?

Eliot Lear <> Tue, 25 January 2022 07:46 UTC

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Hi Dirk,

On 25.01.22 08:19, Dirk Trossen wrote:
> Hence, I would suggest that any answers to the question above ought to 
> be guided by what we (as users) want from the network, e.g., in terms 
> of reachability, privacy, security, exposure of desired capabilities 
> and possibly more.
The orthodoxy here is the seminal work of Shoch[1]. And of course 
there's Saltzer et al.[2]  The assumptions being made today by different 
players are indeed all over the map.  Routing is a function of the 
network.  Or is it?  Privacy is something the endpoint must manage.  Or 
is it?  So I like your approach for discussion.