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Re: IAB and "private" numbering

  • From: Mark Smith
  • Date: Sat Nov 12 23:34:11 2005

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 02:12:13 +0000 (GMT)
"Christopher L. Morrow" <christopher.morrow@mci.com> wrote:

<snip>

> 
> I don't believe there is a 'rfc1918' in v6 (yet), I agree that it doesn't
> seem relevant, damaging perhaps though :)
>

Sort of do, with a random component in them to help attempt to prevent
collisions :

"RFC 4193 - Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses"
http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc4193.html

 
> >
> > 	IMHO, assigning globally unique prefixes to those who utilize IP
> > 	protocols, regardsless of whom else they choose to "see" via routing
> > 	is the right course.  every other attempt to split the assignements
> > 	into "us" vs. "them" has had less than satisfactory results.
> 
> agreed
> 

See above ... that was pretty much the fundamental goal of ULAs - unique
address space, not dependant on a provider, not intended to be globally
routable, preferred over global addresses so that connections can
survive global address renumbering events.

Regards,
Mark.

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         alert."
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