Let's Focus on Moving Forward Re: V6 still not supported

Abraham Y. Chen aychen at avinta.com
Wed May 25 15:07:37 UTC 2022

Dear John:

0) The below message just popped up in my InBox. And, it appears that 
there has not been any follow-up comments.

1) How about have a look at our work, (URL below), in case you have not 
come across? We propose a very specific way of making use of the 240/4 
netblock. There are a couple manifestations from this approach that will 
enhance the Internet operations. In a sense, EzIP is a ready-to-go 
example that will benefit from the "IPv4 Unicast Extensions Project" 
efforts that Mr. Gilmore was referring to.


Your comments and thoughts will be much appreciated.


Abe (2022-05-25 11:07)

On 2022-03-30 19:26, John Kristoff wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2022 04:47:08 -0700
> John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:
>>    https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-schoen-intarea-unicast-240/
> The draft touches on IANA considerations, but this seems inadequate to 
> make any more progress and gain wider acceptance. It seems to me there 
> has been compelling arguments made about the ability to rx, tx, and 
> relay packets with these addresses, but the real challenge remains, 
> how should they be allocated? The document should probably request 
> that they be changed from reserved to experimental explicitly. 
> Suggesting the IETF/IANA just figure out what to do with them later 
> seems unsatisfying. Perhaps the equivalent of an IAB-style workshop 
> report or position paper that goes into potential allocation choices 
> and effects in detail is worthwhile? I'd imagine you'd get lots of 
> interesting presentations on a possible allocation strategies and 
> challenges if you decide to organize something like this. I'd like to 
> see some options for the IANA/IETF. Let's see someone dissect what if 
> anything RIRs should get and what the effect of different policies for 
> the new blocks might be. Let's hear about some interesting new 
> special-use ideas. I'd love to see someone suggest a spectrum-like 
> auction to the highest bidder and get doused with rotten fruit... etc 
> :-) John 

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.

More information about the NANOG mailing list