Re: [v6ops] Scope of Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses (Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-gont-6man-ipv6-ula-scope-00.txt)

Gert Doering <gert@space.net> Sat, 20 February 2021 14:09 UTC

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Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 15:09:01 +0100
From: Gert Doering <gert@space.net>
To: Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>
Cc: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, "Manfredi (US), Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@boeing.com>, IPv6 Operations <v6ops@ietf.org>, "6man@ietf.org" <6man@ietf.org>
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Subject: Re: [v6ops] Scope of Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses (Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-gont-6man-ipv6-ula-scope-00.txt)
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Hi,

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 09:58:29PM -0300, Fernando Gont wrote:
> On 18/2/21 21:36, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> > So, my thought (and it belongs on this thread OR the 'IPv6 addressing: Gaps?' one) is something like:
> > 
> > We should abolish, delete, expunge and deprecate the word "scope" from all IPv6 documents. It clearly doesn't have an agreed meaning, so it is worse than useless.
> 
> FWIW, wfm. :-)

Seconded.

> (Modulo: the multicast folks do use "scope" in a more "successful" way, 
> IIRC?)

Their definitions are at least somewhat more clear on what a "scope" is -
send a packet to that address, and this is how far it will get.

In practice, how much IPv6 multicast is there which is not "node" and
"link" scoped?  Or, to be even more picky, not "link" scoped?

Gert Doering
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