[ppml] IPv6 address as a Globally Unique ID?

Thomas Narten narten at us.ibm.com
Wed Feb 1 13:22:33 EST 2006

Thanks for pointing this out. Seems pretty broken at first glance. I'm
following up with folk on the IETF side to see what can/should be done
to followup.


Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com writes:

> > http://www.smart.gov/iab/documents/PACS.pdf

> This document does indeed state that their globally
> unique ID will be an IPv6 address. ARIN, the NRO and IANA
> should really send an official letter to the government
> telling them that this is not an appropriate use of 
> an IPv6 address.

> For one thing, the rightmost 64 bits of the IPv6 address
> are already sufficient for a globally unique identifier.
> In addition there are models that the government could adopt
> for creating a 64-bit globally unique identifier such as
> the IEEE's EUI-64.

> However, it is wholly inappropriate to use an IPv6 address
> because these addresses are reserved for use by device 
> interfaces which connect to IPv6 protocol networks.

> --Michael Dillon

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