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

Jens Finkhaeuser <> Tue, 08 March 2022 09:45 UTC

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thank you for this and your other answers!

I can see that it's possible to treat EIDs as sufficiently static to treat them as (stand-ins for) unique identifiers.

I can still (quite easily) construct scenarios with drones where the EID-to-RLOC mapping on a LISP map server is not going to suffice for AAA. I'd gladly discuss this further, but it is increasingly out of scope of the current topic on the distinction between identifiers and locators.

I'm conducting some ongoing research on this more general AAA topic, however. I can see that there is space for a LISP extension at some point to cover such scenarios. That is a highly interesting conclusion in its own right. If you don't mind, I shall reach out to you regarding this in some time, because you appear to be the right person for this!