Re: Vehicle's VIN in IPv6.

Nathan Ward <ietf-ipv6@daork.net> Thu, 31 March 2011 10:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: Vehicle's VIN in IPv6.
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On 31/03/2011, at 10:10 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:

> I rather like the thought that each BMW will need its own BGP4
> advertisement. Boeing tried that for a while with airplanes, and
> it didn't work out too well.

My laptop has an address based on the physical network interface's MAC address, which is used over a tunnel to Apple for Back to my Mac. It doesn't do BGP4, obviously, and I assume it works well.
utun0: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        inet6 fe80::217:f2ff:fed5:a13%utun0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8 
        inet6 fd00:6587:52d7:20:217:f2ff:fed5:a13 prefixlen 64 

Perhaps something a bit more relevant to IETF is generating a ULA prefix from a VIN?