Thoughts on IPv6, was: Re: Help Broadcasting a UDP packet on
barney at databus.com
Thu Oct 23 14:47:50 PDT 2003
On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 05:25:42PM -0400, Charles Swiger wrote:
> On Thursday, October 23, 2003, at 03:43 PM, Barney Wolff wrote:
> >My expectation is the same as yours, but I strongly believe that
> >anyone doing a new design that deliberately ignores IPv6 is being very
> >shortsighted. "Quite some time" is now only years, not decades.
> It might be useful to consider another perspective on IPv6:
> Begin rant from mjr :)
There was *plenty* of opportunity to argue for ideas during the
requirements and selection phases of IPng. People such as Noel Chiappa
did so, lost and have remained critical. (fwiw, I had considerable
sympathy for his ideas.) I can't comment on the behind-the-scenes
stuff, if any, that went into the eventual selection, because I was not
and am not an IETF insider, but there sure was plenty of public debate.
It would be interesting to hear the views of folks from jp.freebsd.org
and others from outside North America.
But really I didn't intend to rave on about IPv6, just to propound
multicast over broadcast, and that mostly because there is already
a mechanism to control which interfaces to send on and to multiply
Barney Wolff http://www.databus.com/bwresume.pdf
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