Re: [v6ops] I-D Action: draft-ietf-v6ops-design-choices-02.txt

Philip Matthews <> Sat, 06 September 2014 00:56 UTC

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Hi Nick:

There are lots of additional topics that could go into this document, but the authors feel that it would be best to leave these to follow-on documents because (a) otherwise the document would get very large, and (b) both authors have had difficulty finding the time to work on this more-limited scope document. 

So the authors feel it would be best to polish up this document and publish it as an RFC. After that, if the WG is interested, other documents could address other areas.

- Philip

On 2014-09-05, at 10:34 , Heatley, Nick wrote:

> Hi,
> I am assuming these functional elements often found in various broadband networks are out of scope: NAT, DNS, AAA, Address Assignment, Load balancer, Multi-homing? What of Security enforcement such as (but not limited) to IP firewall? 
> So if the intention is to leave contents as shown (ok with me) perhaps the title and abstract could be clearer?
> Is "IP Transport Design" a common term for the subject matter, or perhaps "IP Router Design"?
> Regards,
> Nick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: v6ops [] On Behalf Of Philip Matthews
> Sent: 05 September 2014 03:08
> To: v6ops list; Owen DeLong
> Cc: Victor Kuarsingh
> Subject: Re: [v6ops] I-D Action: draft-ietf-v6ops-design-choices-02.txt
> Folks:
> As you can see, Victor and I have just submitted an update to the Design Choices draft.
> This is a significant update, with completely re-written text around IGP choice and BGP. The IGP choice section looks more completely at the various options, while the BGP section now considers iBGP as well as eBGP. This update also addresses comments sent to us by Owen DeLong  (thanks, Owen, and sorry that we took so long to address them!).
> In terms of draft status, we are thinking that we are getting close to a final version. There are surely problems with the draft that need correcting, but we don't have any plans to add significant new content. So please read this version with that in mind.
> Thanks in advance for any comments, and sorry that we have been a bit slow in updating the draft.
> Philip
> On 2014-09-04, at 21:50 , wrote:
>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
>> This draft is a work item of the IPv6 Operations Working Group of the IETF.
>>       Title           : Design Choices for IPv6 Networks
>>       Authors         : Philip Matthews
>>                         Victor Kuarsingh
>> 	Filename        : draft-ietf-v6ops-design-choices-02.txt
>> 	Pages           : 16
>> 	Date            : 2014-09-04
>> Abstract:
>>  This document presents advice on the design choices that arise when
>>  designing IPv6 networks (both dual-stack and IPv6-only).  The
>>  intended audience is someone designing an IPv6 network who is
>>  knowledgeable about best current practices around IPv4 network
>>  design, and wishes to learn the corresponding practices for IPv6.
>> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
>> There's also a htmlized version available at:
>> A diff from the previous version is available at:
>> Please note that it may take a couple of minutes from the time of 
>> submission until the htmlized version and diff are available at
>> Internet-Drafts are also available by anonymous FTP at:
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