[ppml] IPv6 address as a Globally Unique ID?
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
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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