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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different (was Re: IPv6 news)

  • From: Tony Li
  • Date: Sun Oct 16 04:22:12 2005

Certainly does. Apparently this or a similar idea was suggested back in
1997, and is the root origin of the 64 bits for host address space,
according to Christian Huitema, in his IPv6 book -

A google search found the draft :

"GSE - An Alternate Addressing Architecture for IPv6"

Note that GSE is in no way a NAT, so is very different than David's proposal.

GSE also has a direct impact on all implementations (e.g., only use the identifier bits in the TCP pseudo-header, so that is also an all- implementations change. Further, that is a flag day, worldwide, even for non-multi-homed sites.