shim6 @ NANOG

Joe Abley jabley at
Sun Mar 5 14:39:21 UTC 2006

On 4-Mar-2006, at 23:48, Roland Dobbins wrote:

> On Mar 4, 2006, at 7:06 PM, Joe Abley wrote:
>> No support in big networks is required, beyond the presence of  
>> shim6 in server stacks.
> Why do you say this?  Enterprises who multihome need their client  
> machines (tens and hundreds of thousands of them) to be able to  
> take advantage of multihoming, as well.  It's a requirement, not a  
> luxury.

You're missing the context; by "big networks" I was referring to  
those who are able to obtain PI addresses, following from:

On 4-Mar-2006, at 16:31, Matthew Petach wrote:

> And given that any network big enough to get their own PI /32 has  
> *zero*
> incentive to install/support shim6 [...]

[I didn't mean to imply that enterprise networks weren't big or  


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