Re: [Int-area] WG Adoption Call: IP Fragmentation Considered Fragile

Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> Sun, 26 August 2018 21:31 UTC

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From: Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de>
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Subject: Re: [Int-area] WG Adoption Call: IP Fragmentation Considered Fragile
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On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 09:09:54AM -0700, Joe Touch wrote:
> 
> 
> > On Aug 24, 2018, at 8:24 PM, Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> wrote:
> > 
> > Of course. Will take a decade to get ubiquitously deployed, but
> > neither IPv4 nor IPv6 will go away, only the problems with fragmentation
> > will become worse and work if we do not have an exit strategy like this.
> > 
> > If we don't try an exit strategy like this, we will just get what
> > Joe said, the complete segmentation of the Internet with more and
> > more L4 or even higher layer proxies
> 
> FWIW, what I said was that *this exit strategy* would lead to the complete segmentation of the Internet and its consequences.

I can't rmember i saw a good explanation why on the thhread and neither in
the draft - aka: Why we still need fragementation to keep the internet
from falling apart". I like 4821 and think its the way to go also for other
transports.

Cheers
    Toerless
> 
> Joe
>