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Re: [RRG] Re: Does every host need a FQDN name in the future?//re:[RRG] draft-rja-ilnp-intro-01.txt
On 7 aug 2008, at 14:08, Steven Blake wrote:
As long as hosts are allowed to autoconfigure the lower 8 bytes of
address field, then it is not possible to guarantee global uniqueness
for that part of the address. The best that can be accomplished is to
ensure that nothing breaks if two hosts in the Internet happen to
the same value for those 8 bytes.
I maintain that having a non-unique identifier in all packets doesn't
buy us anything useful:
- can't use it to identify correspondents, so additional
- can't filter on it, so this will be done on locators = no
- can't look locators up using the id, so a working locator must
always accompany id = reduced multihoming and mobility
And having to update transport protocols certainly costs us a lot.
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