RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Embedding IP information in an IPv6 address (OMNI)

"Manfredi (US), Albert E" <> Fri, 16 October 2020 21:47 UTC

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From: "Manfredi (US), Albert E" <>
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Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Embedding IP information in an IPv6 address (OMNI)
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From: ipv6 <> On Behalf Of Ole Troan

> I would challenge you to make OMNI entirely free from semantic addresses. That would also help the working group understand what benefits semantic addresses bring to OMNI. And what the tradeoffs would be.

I think it's a matter of speed and simplicity, no? You avoid that extra protocol, to assign addresses. Same idea as embedding the MAC into the IPv6 address. But it's true that the IETF likes to stay away from semantic addresses.

The path of least resistance, from all the back and forth, as of now, seems to be to either use ULAs, or to request a new /10 for this new purpose.