Re: Vehicle's VIN in IPv6.

Scott Brim <scott.brim@gmail.com> Thu, 31 March 2011 11:17 UTC

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Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:18:27 +0200
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Subject: Re: Vehicle's VIN in IPv6.
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On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:43, Nathan Ward <ietf-ipv6@daork.net>; wrote:
> 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?

If these addresses will never be used for anything except diagnostics
and internal communications, then okay, but this looks like a classic
case of a net that is going to start out with just local use, and soon
move to needing global addresses.  Hey, I know, NAT.