V6 still not supported

Philip Homburg pch-nanog-2 at u-1.phicoh.com
Fri Mar 25 18:39:57 UTC 2022

>A host in the Internet that wants to talk to a host in China would require an 
>update to parse new DNS double-A (realm, address) records to encapsulate the p
>acket IP-in-IP, outer src= outer dest= The router that ser
>ves the shaft at level 1 attracts within realm 1 and routes up the
> elevator for more specific (host) routes within that prefix. The router that 
>serves the shaft at level 2 attracts inside the shaft; upon the s
>aid packet it would swap the inner and outer destination and the packet would 
>reach the Chinese address with classical routing within realm 2. 
>Routers serving the shaft need an update, but then, only those do. Obviously t
>he host in China can only reply if its stack is updated to understand the form
>at. But all the other hosts and routers in China can be classical IPv4 as we k
>now them long as their traffic stays in China. To migrate to IPv6 what you can
> do is map the elevator shaft prefix in, say, 400::/3 (sadly cannot use F00/3 
>that would map 240 neatly but is already assigned). 
>The current internet would own 400:1::/32, China would own 400:2::/32, etc... 
>You encode the double-A of the host in the prefix, reserve a well known suffix
> for IPv4 mapped double-A, and you have an IPv6 address that can be mapped bot
>h ways statelessly. When migrating to v6, each IPv4 node that owns a public IP
>v4 address in one realm gets a full IPv6 /64 for free.

Somehow this sounds a lot like 6to4: packets get routed to special devices
in the network and ISPs have little control over this. Not a popular

Or another way to look at it is the resemblance with the ill fated 
'Provider-Based Global Unicast Addresses' (RFC 1884, Section 2.4.7). This
was not very popular either.

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