Re: [shim6] Exit selection [New Version Notification - draft-mrw-nat66-08.txt]

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Fri, 11 March 2011 19:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: [shim6] Exit selection [New Version Notification - draft-mrw-nat66-08.txt]
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Scott,

That may well be true, but shouldn't we work here to define the
requirements from the shim6 point of view?

I must go and read the MIF documents sometime. It could be they
have already defined sufficient requirements for shim6.

   Brian

On 2011-03-12 08:13, Scott W Brim wrote:
> Shim6 itself cannot select an exit.  In all but trivial cases the network
> has the intelligence and must be involved (e.g. the exit points).  Given
> that one has to involve the network, then an exit selection mechanism is not
> just for Shim6 but for anything that can take advantage of multiple src+dst
> pairs, and it should not be Shim6-specific.  Therefore whatever needs doing,
> I recommend that it not be done in Shim6 but somewhere more general --
> IntArea WG looks like a good place.
> 
> Scott
>