[ppml] IPv6>>32

JORDI PALET MARTINEZ jordi.palet at consulintel.es
Mon May 9 14:40:25 EDT 2005

I mean core routers, not access routers, not CPEs.


> De: Paul Vixie <paul at vix.com>
> Responder a: <owner-ppml at arin.net>
> Fecha: Mon, 09 May 2005 18:16:53 +0000
> Para: <ppml at arin.net>
> Asunto: Re: [ppml] IPv6>>32
> jordi wrote, again in response to leo, as follows:
>> We have lots of examples of people don't following RFCs, and I don't
>> mean I agree with that, but is real life.
>> Keeping 128 bits in the lookup tables of core routers has been seen by
>> some chip set vendors as not useful, very expensive and time
>> consuming, while they only handle actually 64 bits routes in that part
>> of the network.
> no doubt.
>> Those routers don't expect to see the 64 bits of the host field to be
>> required for the routing, because they look into the aggregated route
>> towards the PoP, access network, or whatever is next.
> what routers?  you lost me on that last part.  which router/routers, exactly?
> paul

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