the need for shim6

Edward B. DREGER eddy+public+spam at
Thu Mar 2 01:51:29 UTC 2006

I hesitate to make an analogy, lest the analogy wars begin...

Sometimes I am forced to use a telephone.  I periodically get dead air 
or a fast busy.  Sadly, my phone skills are rusted.  Can someone please 
tell me how I select the switches and trunks through which my call is 
routed?  Thanks.

Oh, and for those who might suggest "calling card":  It doesn't work as 
often as one might hope.  There have, however, been times where PCS to 
CC to local number gets through when PCS to local does not.

It appears that endpoints generally trust networks to... well... run the 
network.  Don't like it?  Build your own network.  Now we're back to PI 
space and table size.

Moore's Law!  (Anyone up for corollary to Godwin's Law in which the 
trigger is "Moore's Law"?)

In the "radical proposal" thread, the bottom line was that providers 
would rather have big[ger] routing tables than cooperate.  Fine.  It 
appears that we're now pitting routing table size against handing over 
control to endpoints.

Detection of sarcasm and hyperbole is left as an exercise to the reader. 

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