Re: A proposal for draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07

Alexandre Petrescu <alexandre.petrescu@gmail.com> Fri, 03 March 2017 18:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: A proposal for draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07
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Le 03/03/2017 à 19:12, james woodyatt a écrit :
> On Mar 3, 2017, at 02:28, Alexandre Petrescu
> <alexandre.petrescu@gmail.com <mailto:alexandre.petrescu@gmail.com>> wrote:
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>> So one wonders why64?  One source is this EUI-64 originated at IEEE.
>> Then 'Modified' EUI-64 at IETF.  Yet EUI-64 is no longer. It was
>> designed to replace 48bit MACs.  It did not succeed: we dont see
>> 'EUI-64' on Ethernet-based devices, we continue to see 48bit MAC
>> addresses even on non-Ethernet devices.  But we hear about EUI-128,
>> which would obviously couldnt work with IPv6.
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> IEEE 802.15.4 is not remotely dead, and it uses EUI-64, not EUI-48.

But do I see "EUI-64" printed on some 802.15.4 device?  Or do I see a 
48bit MAC address?

I agree 802.15.4 is live and well and it is very good.

Alex

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