Re: IID length text

Behcet Sarikaya <sarikaya2012@gmail.com> Tue, 17 January 2017 21:31 UTC

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From: Behcet Sarikaya <sarikaya2012@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:31:01 -0600
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Subject: Re: IID length text
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On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> wrote:
> Hello, Behcet,
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> On 01/17/2017 02:39 PM, Behcet Sarikaya wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> wrote:
>>> On 01/16/2017 06:22 PM, Behcet Sarikaya wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:46 PM, Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 01/16/2017 05:42 PM, Behcet Sarikaya wrote:
>>>>>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:27 PM, Alexandre Petrescu
>>>>>> <alexandru.petrescu@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> Le 14/01/2017 à 20:49, Brian E Carpenter a écrit :
>>>>>>>>
> [....]
>>>>>
>>>>> What does a layer-2 EUI have to do with a layer-3 address?
>>>>
>>>> I don't know, you tell me :-)
>>>
>>> Answer: Nothing. The fact that we've been embedding layer-2 "addresses"
>>> into layer-3 addresses should not be taken as a reason for the two of
>>> them of having to do anything with each other. So, yes, the 64-bit IID
>>> length is, in reality, arbitrary. They could have been e.g. 32-bits or
>>> 48-bits (yes, multiples or 64 or 32 tend to be nicer)
>>>
>>
>> I don't think you know much about MAC addresses and its history.
>
> I don't know much about elephants, either. Whatever the history (which
> you imply I don't know), it is irrelevant, because it doesn't change the
> fact that you don't need to screw your layer-3 protocol with your
> layer-2 IDs/"addresses".
>

Good luck then running SLAAC or ARP :-)

Regards,

Behcet
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