Summary of adoption call for draft-gont-6man-deprecate-eui64-based-addresses-00

Ole Troan <> Tue, 21 January 2014 20:25 UTC

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Subject: Summary of adoption call for draft-gont-6man-deprecate-eui64-based-addresses-00
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:25:38 +0100
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There is strong consensus in the working group that for generation of IPv6 global unicast addresses,
EUI-64 based interface-identifiers should not be the default method recommended by the IETF.

There are some open questions with regards to generation of link-local addresses,
that can be dealt with in the working group after adoption.

While we think there is a strong consensus to not prefer EUI-64 based interface-identifiers,
we don't think there is a consensus to "deprecate" EUI-64 based interface-identifiers.
We think that what is appropriate now is to have this document focus on a recommendation
to prefer other types of interface-identifiers such as described in

The authors should update the document to reflect the above, and resubmit as a
working document with a new title and filename.  Such as:

Recommendation on Default Interface-Identifiers

Best regards,
Bob and Ole