Re: [rrg] RRG to hibernation

William Herrin <bill@herrin.us> Tue, 04 December 2012 13:42 UTC

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From: William Herrin <bill@herrin.us>
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On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:52 AM,  <heinerhummel@aol.com> wrote:
> Above all however there is no working strategy to deal with the situation
> where ipv4 is not globally unique anymore. Neither LISP nor ILNP have so far
> presented a solution. And the RRG has never discussed the theoretical basics
> !!! In principle the 4 octet sized ipv4 address must be extended.My
> proposal: by two additional leading octets - in mind. This doesn't mean that
> they have to be placed directly in front of the 4 octets.  Particularly, the
> value = 0000H might be equivalent to "the two octets  aren't placed anywhere
> at all". But other values might be placed somewhere  (e.g. being part of the
> locator).

Hi Heiner,

I think the day for this has past. For better or for worse IPv6 is
slowly happening. However, if we were going to extend IPv4 with more
bits, here's one strategy:

http://bill.herrin.us/network/ipxl.html

Regards,
Bill Herrin


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