[arin-ppml] IPv6 Education via ARIN Labor Union Hall ?

Jim Fleming ipv6nog at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 19:04:57 EDT 2010

IPv6 Education via ARIN Labor Union Hall ?

As a suggestion, ARIN may want to provide some IPv6 Education for your rank
and file members
at your union hall. It appears people are not familiar with IPv6 and how it

Also, those Evil NAT Boxes may now morph into professional-grade IPv6
Network Elements in
a more comprehensive architecture. They were placed in the CPE for a reason.
They have flash
memories to allow upgrades. They also allow storage for DHT - Distributed
Hash Table parameters.
If you are not educated about IPv6 DHTs may be very hard to grok. The
address/key is 480 bits not 128
which is way too small.

In other IPv6 news/education you may want to note that proposals are being
made to change the basic
320-bit header. IPv4 has 160-bit basic headers and changes are harder with
ASICs in hardware routers.

Speaking of education, you might want to take advantage of various Do It
Yourself Router Construction

At the risk of making the picture more complex, it may be important to track
the IEEE 802.1Q work
on single, double and triple VLAN Tagging. The 60 and 66 bit Address Plans
bracket 64-bit plans.

At the end of the day, the Address Plan survives the protocol(s).
Renumbering is expensive.

Lastly, there are groups doing what they call "research".
They seem mostly focused on a Location ID split, which people already use in

If you view the evolution as a (Fringe(Edge(Core))) three ring target IPv6
is the Edge.
IPv4 currently dominates the Core, with MPLS which is outside the IP Header.
IPv4 can of course be extended with much larger address spaces for Core
IPv6 helps to restore the illusion of an end-to-end best-effort .NET that
just works.
...that is the illusion from "the Fringe"...
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