Let's Focus on Moving Forward Re: V6 still not supported
mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Thu Mar 31 15:45:30 UTC 2022
Vasilenko Eduard via NANOG wrote:
> IMHO: IETF is only partially guilty. Who was capable to predict in
> 1992-1994 that:
> - Wireless would become so popular (WiFi is from 1997)
IP mobility WG of IETF was formed in 1992.
> - Hardware forwarding (PFE) would be invented (1997) that would have
> a big additional cost to implement Enhanced Headers
Optional IPv4 headers was considered harmful, IIRC before 1992,
which has nothing to do with TCAM.
> - Encryption would never have a small enough cost to make it
Cost of encryption is small enough. The problem is to securely
share keys, for example, between a source and a router to let
the router generate secure ICMP.
> - Router would be available in every smallest thing that makes
> distributed address acquisition redundant (hi SLAAC)
Local router is always available for a network with two
or more links, which was why SLAAC were a good idea.
> We should be fair
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