Re: [v6ops] Scope of Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses (Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-gont-6man-ipv6-ula-scope-00.txt)

Mark Smith <markzzzsmith@gmail.com> Sat, 20 February 2021 22:04 UTC

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From: Mark Smith <markzzzsmith@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:03:39 +1100
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Subject: Re: [v6ops] Scope of Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses (Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-gont-6man-ipv6-ula-scope-00.txt)
To: Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>
Cc: Gert Doering <gert@space.net>, "Manfredi (US), Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@boeing.com>, IPv6 Operations <v6ops@ietf.org>, "6man@ietf.org" <6man@ietf.org>
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On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 at 03:09, Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> wrote:
>
> On 20/2/21 11:09, Gert Doering wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 09:58:29PM -0300, Fernando Gont wrote:
> >> On 18/2/21 21:36, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> >>> So, my thought (and it belongs on this thread OR the 'IPv6 addressing: Gaps?' one) is something like:
> >>>
> >>> We should abolish, delete, expunge and deprecate the word "scope" from all IPv6 documents. It clearly doesn't have an agreed meaning, so it is worse than useless.
> >>
> >> FWIW, wfm. :-)
> >
> > Seconded.
>
> That said, just ran into this I-D, that also makes use of "scope":
> draft-king-irtf-challenges-in-routing
>
>
>
> >> (Modulo: the multicast folks do use "scope" in a more "successful" way,
> >> IIRC?)
> >
> > Their definitions are at least somewhat more clear on what a "scope" is -
> > send a packet to that address, and this is how far it will get.
> >
> > In practice, how much IPv6 multicast is there which is not "node" and
> > "link" scoped?  Or, to be even more picky, not "link" scoped?
>
> I guess that depends a lot on the deployment environment. For the
> general case, the answer is "hardly any". But then I'm told that in e.g.
> some stock markets they are *required* to emply multicast to spread some
> information.
>

Australian Stock Exchange was using multicast to brokers in the
mid-1990s. I don't know if it is now, however that's just because I
haven't had any contact with anybody who has done anything in that
environment since.

I thought it was for distributing share prices, however I've also come
across "hoot-n-holler" networks, so it might have been voice:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoot-n-holler




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