Re: Review of draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-06

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Fri, 13 January 2017 00:49 UTC

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>> to be clear, i have no problem with iids being 64-bit.  my issue is with
>> unicast globals being classful in 2.4.4.
> Randy I take your point, but this supposed conflict isn't new, it's not
> introduced in 4291bis, it goes back to RFC3513.

i know; and i have pushed back every cm of the way.  it took years to
get the other classful insanity, tls/nla, removed.  the old cidr war
continues.  this last bit of classfulness (excuse the word) too will
pass.

> Do you have a suggestion how to change this within the context of
> advancing this to Internet Standard?

yes.  simply remove the mandatory requirement for classful global
unicast addresses.

randy