more tunnels and what to do next (fwd)
Brian Carpenter CERN-CN
Thu, 1 Aug 1996 18:01:47 +0200 (MET DST)
We should take this over to some other list, although
I'm not sure which one. IPng? I'm certainly not talking about GPS,
but about your Jul 95 presentation or the old Simpson draft on MIXen.
But let's not waste 6bone airtime on it.
>--------- Text sent by Steve Deering follows:
> > If you have a solution for geographic addressing that works,
> > unlike all previous attempts, pls write it up.
> OK, so that's not the kind of write-up you were asking for. (Allison
> was also saying "pls write it up".) But I was unaware of any proof that
> it doesn't work.
> Exactly which failed "attempts" at geographic addressing are you referring
> (Note: there are [at least] two distinct classes of "geographic" addressing
> that have been proposed: (1) addressing by latitude and longitude, e.g.,
> the recent GPS addressing draft, and (2) "exchange-based" addressing using
> regional provider interconnects, of which metro-based addressing is one
> specific example. They have significantly different properties, so we
> need to be careful to disambiguate which we are talking about. For example,
> lat/long addressing would certainly exacerbate, rather than relieve, the
> routing scaling problem; the same is not true of exchange-based addressing.)