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Re: Last call on extensions document?
Peter Deacon wrote:
> Aside from picking up the 64-bit int type my crystal ball is saying
> there will be increasing need for Combo-IP like data type to convey
> either IPv4 or IPv6 address information in one attribute.
Oh, that scares me.
> As IPv6 is deployed following the current scheme of keeping address
> families separated into separate attributes wherever addresses are used
> will become problematic as cases where the address family is not known
> in advance creep up.
My $0.02 is that it would be better to use TLVs. But I welcome an
inspired discussion on the topic. :)
> Vendors are using it in their VSA spaces so why not just add a few
> paragraphs. I'll volunteer. This way future attributes with an IP data
> type have the option if makes sense for them.
So far as I know, it's only WiMAX that does this.
> Thought about suggesting it in the IPv6 draft but perhaps better for
> everyone to get that one done ASAP.
If everyone else here thinks it's a good idea, fine. But I'm not sure
that's going to happen.
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