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6bone Routing [was RIPng & tunnels]
- Subject: 6bone Routing [was RIPng & tunnels]
- From: [email protected] (Matt Crawford)
- Date: Mon, 05 Aug 1996 09:58:46 -0500
- In-reply-to: "04 Aug 1996 23:38:28 PDT." <"v03007802ae2b41013000"@[126.96.36.199]>
> The address allocation scheme defined in RFC1897 uses the autonomous system
> as the top level of the address. The intent behind this (besides making
> address allocation easy) was that there would be one route per organization
> having a set of IPv6 nodes.
Actually, it says to use the AS of your provider. Thus, even though
FNAL has an AS, I'm using an AS of ESNET's in my IPv6 prefix.
> I think it will be a very good thing if we get some early experience
> runumbering IPv6 nodes. We should not try very hard to avoid this.
Absolutely. If renumbering is proven to be "easy" (in some reasonable
metric), many objections vaporize.