[ppml] IPv6 flawed?

Christopher Morrow christopher.morrow at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 11:19:43 EDT 2007

On 9/14/07, mcr at xdsinc.net <mcr at xdsinc.net> wrote:
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> >>>>> "Christopher" == Christopher Morrow <christopher.morrow at gmail.com> writes:
>     Christopher> There have been more than a few talks/panels/discussions of shim6/ipv6
>     Christopher> at previous nanog, arin, IETF meetings. The situation is far from this
>     Christopher> simple for production enterprise networks. It's even less simple for
>     Christopher> ISP-type networks.
>   ISPs are not supposed to use shim6.


>     Christopher> SHIM6 seems to fit certain niches, I'm not sure that enterprise
>     Christopher> multi-homing nor 'provider' multihoming are them. Content provider
>     Christopher> multihoming seems even less likely to use shim6...
>   if it doesn't solve enterprise multihoming, then there is a problem.
>   The rest of the uses are not really in scope.

like I said, look for the preso's on shim6 from nanog/arin/ietf of the
last 3 years. shim6 operationally doesn't seem to fit the needs of the
enterprise, atleast not a medium or large enterprise.

Like I said, there exist a few niche places where shim6 seems to make
some sense... enterprise and ISP multi-homing are not them.


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