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Re: Multi-6 [WAS: OT - Vint Cerf joins Google]
On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
Content providers and other large business, without who's funds the Internet would fail, have a right not to be tied to a single provider. And while IGiving each entity who wants to multihome an AS of their own and own address block, doesn't scale. Think this in the way of each home in the world being multihomed, it just doesn't scale.
IPv6 solved the addressing problem, not the routing problem, in the current model. Let's try to fix the routing problem NOW instead of 5-10 years down the road.
The "shimming" model is a way to solve this by the endsystems knowing about multihoming, instead of the network. I personally think this is a better idea and scales much better. Let's have the network moving packets as its primary goal, not solving "how do I reach this prefix" equations.
Mikael Abrahamsson email: email@example.com