Re: [rrg] Terminology

Robin Whittle <> Wed, 24 February 2010 06:36 UTC

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As noted in (msg06105), in a number of messages I stated or implied
that ILNP requires upgrades to applications.  This was a mistake.
ILNP works with non-upgraded IPv6 applications.

Still, since AFAIK most applications only work with IPv4, ILNP would
require upgrades to most applications.

I wrote (msg05966, 2010-02-04):

> It is an observation that all architectures which are of the CEE type
> require host changes, because they all require that all hosts and
> applications adopt the "Locator / Identifier Separation" naming model.


> CEE architectures require all host stacks and applications to be
> changed.  

which implies that all CEE architectures require upgraded
applications.  I now understand that GSE, GLI-Split and ILNP work
with non-upgraded IPv6 applications.

I also wrote:

> CEE does not involve adding anything to the network.

but GLI-Split involves routers rewriting packets and ILNP will have
this as an option (see msg06103).  RANGI requires proxies to support
some kinds of communication with ordinary IPv6 hosts.

  - Robin