Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt> (IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture) to Internet Standard

Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com> Mon, 20 February 2017 01:22 UTC

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From: Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:21:49 +0900
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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt> (IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture) to Internet Standard
To: james woodyatt <jhw@google.com>
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On Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 5:20 AM, james woodyatt <jhw@google.com>; wrote:

> In response to various comments to this message, I’d like to propose a
> refinement:
>
> IPv6 unicast routing is based on prefixes of any valid length up to 128
> bits [BCP198]. However, in accordance with the reasoning explained in
> [RFC7421],
>
> Do you think it makes sense to cite RFC 7934 as well? There is text in
there that also justifies the 64 bit boundary.

> the Interface ID part of host interface addresses is generally 64 bits,
>
> Note that this is also a change to the standard, because the previous
standard explicitly excluded global addresses starting with binary 000.

> with exceptions only provided in special cases expressly recognized in
> IETF standards track documents.
>
> Can we require that said documents formally update this document?