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Re: Multi-6 [WAS: OT - Vint Cerf joins Google]

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Sun Sep 11 02:26:02 2005

On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

> On Sep 10, 2005, at 1:58 PM, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
> > most likely, but I was really saying: "Do they even NEED PI
> > space?" (for
> > this discussion, or rather the start of it, I don't think so...
> I disagree.  (Or, more precisely, I don't think _anyone_ needs v6
> space right now 'cause it ain't really used.  But assuming you want
> to use it, Google "needs" is, IMHO.)

sure, but we were driving down the road of 'perhaps vint is doing v6
evangelism, and google will light v6 on all their services'... so they
need SOMETHING v6-ish, either PI or PA from all of their providers,
theoretically either would work for them.

> Care to explain why you think so?

In the current v6 multi-homing world you just get a new ip for each
provider you add to your network... you don't NEED PI space, unless you
are going to be a provider (or have a plan to service more than 200
customers in the next 12 months). So, say google just wants the quick and
dirty solution with little ARIN interaction, they 'force' their providers
(probably most already do this) to get v6 access to them, then they live
in the world of multiple ips/host (one per provider) and then would do the
shim6 lovin'.

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