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[6bone] Request: two 6bone pTLAs
- Subject: [6bone] Request: two 6bone pTLAs
- From: iljitsch at muada.com (Iljitsch van Beijnum)
- Date: Thu May 13 03:14:45 2004
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
On 12-mei-04, at 11:08, Pekka Savola wrote:
> I have to oppose this for the simple logic:
> 1) we want to kill 6bone as soon as possible
We want to kill it off 6/6/6. That's two years from now.
> 2) for these prefixes to be useful, they have to implemented
Just configured. This can happen in five minutes. No code required.
> 3) withdrawing implementations takes a long time.
This is something that's only going to be used by a very small number
of people: those who run IPv6-only at least some of the time and roam
between different IPv6 network, OR people who specificially want to
participate in the experiment. When the WKAs are removed, these people
will no longer be able to resolve names so they'll reconfigure their
systems fairly quickly. Obviously there will be some stray traffic for
a long time, but this will be fairly insignificant in the grand scheme
Note that the value of these WKAs is that they are available
everywhere, so as soon as the 6bone becomes unroutable in many parts of
the network people will move away from the WKAs.
> So, giving out 6bone pTLAs would probably just lead to continuation of
> the 6bone mess.
> There is already a better process in place for something like this --
> for example the experimental allocations:
6bone "mess" will have to be cleaned up (or left to be cooled off for a
long time) anyway, this won't add a whole lot to this. On the other
hand, doing this in RIR space creates a new mess that will probably be
permanent. So using RIR space for just this experiment would be a