[arin-ppml] Solving the squatting problem
mysidia at gmail.com
Thu May 16 17:16:08 EDT 2019
On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 1:52 PM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
It doesn't really matter... ALL of these software kernels receive
mobile and desktop OSes in particular have numerous updates per month, and
even BSD, Cisco, Juniper, Arista OSes have frequent updates being made.
Adjusting the disposition of 240/4 in the kernel is a minor change.
Likely less than 1% of the change volume these systems' codebases
receive during the average month.
1 or 2 lines of code for vendors to adjust --- not a huge deal
(so long as it is software and not hardware/ASIC logic that needs to change).
That is likely less than the amount of text that needs to be altered in the
RFCs to state that 240/4 be reclassed as global Unicast.
Certainly not at a comparable level of complexity as implementing V6.
> Well, sort of… We’d still have to have altered the code base for every system that was going to be able to use 240/4.
> Let’s see what that entails…
> Any of those organizations have Linux boxes? — I bet the answer is yes… OK… Have to update the Linux Kernel…
> BSD? — Yep — OK, that too…
> Windows Phones?
> How far down this list do I have to get before we’ve reached a reasonable approximation of “the codebase for every host on the internet"?
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