NIST IPv6 document

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Fri Jan 7 06:11:42 CST 2011

"Kevin Oberman" <oberman at> writes:

>> The next ship will be departing in a hundred years or so, advance 
>> registration for the IPv7 design committee are available over there.
> Sorry, but IPv7 has come and gone. It was assigned to the TUBA proposal,
> basically replacing IP with CLNP. IPv8 has also been assigned. (Don't ask
> as it involved he who must not be named.)

In the grand tradition of list pedantry, I must correct both of these
statements.  :-)

IPv7 was TP/IX, which I never really learned anything about (at least
nothing that I can remember) at the time.

IPv8 was PIP, which got merged with SIP to form SIPP which as I recall
evolved into IPv6.  It had nothing to do with he who must not be
named, but you can't figure this out by googling IPv8 as all it
returns is a series of links to flights of fancy.

IPv9 was TUBA.  Went down for political reasons, but in retrospect
perhaps wouldn't have been such a bad thing compred to the "second
system syndrome" design that we find ourselves with today (I know I'm
gonna take it on the chin for making such a comment, but whatever).

10-14 are unassigned, guess we'd better get crackin, eh?


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