dynamic or static IPv6 prefixes to residential customers

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Wed Aug 3 04:52:32 UTC 2011

In message <CAJvB4tnPS4CsJSf37sc4a4mqOx0UuWKvPNiEcoFqaLXOwk+VmA at mail.gmail.com>
, Blake Dunlap writes:
> Or, alternately, don't care what your printer's ridiculously long IPv6 IP is
> at this moment, (ULA/GUA/assigned: it really doesn't matter) and use mdns
> like normal people. Otherwise we're ignoring the forest for the trees, I
> don't expect to try to explain to my grandma how to type in
> 2001:45ea:344b:dead:beef::27 and/or remember it, when "printer1" will do.
> This just makes me think of this: http://bash.org/?14258
> If we need a way to mdns to work across subnet boundries in a single
> administrative domain, so be it. If we need a better mdns, lets make that
> too, but we *really* need to get away from direct IPs in general.

You are totally missing the point which is that the printer has a
*routable* address when the home, with possibly multiple subnets,
is disconnected or has never connected to the global network.

link-locals are insufficient for a routed home.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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