RE: Embedding IP information in an IPv6 address (OMNI)

"Templin (US), Fred L" <> Mon, 19 October 2020 16:41 UTC

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From: "Templin (US), Fred L" <>
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Subject: RE: Embedding IP information in an IPv6 address (OMNI)
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> > There are very good reasons why SLA were deprecated, I don’t see a reason to change that.  ULAs are intended to replace the use
> of
> > SLAs.
> OMNI Is a good reason to re-instate SLAs. OMNI will also want to use ULAs, but for
> other and non-overlapping purposes.

Before this discussion goes too much further, I want to point out that the term "SLA"
has never been used in association with "Site Local Address" prior to the use in OMNI
and these current list discussions; the term was introduced by me, but I would not like
for it to retroactively refer to "site" because it never has before in the past. So, I would
like to propose that we break that connection starting now.

What OMNI needs is an address range that is unique within the scope of a layer-2
spanning tree manifested by a service that joins together the segments of a
(segmented) link. So, I propose we rename fec0::/10 for its use in OMNI as one
of the following:

"Spanning-tree Local Addresses (SLA)"
"Service Local Addresses (SLA)"
"Segment Local Addresses (SLA)"

The term "site" is not relevant to OMNI and would no longer be used in that
context (once we submit a document update, that is). Would that address
the concern?

Thanks - Fred