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Re: IPv6 news

  • From: Paul Jakma
  • Date: Tue Oct 18 05:29:35 2005

On Tue, 18 Oct 2005, william(at) wrote:

I reread this and still don't see how geographical ip address allocation is going to work if typical customer connections are network-centric
That's a "today's operator" view of customers though. Many customers view their network as being situated in one or more fixed geographic locations (not in terms of which provider gives them transit), which rarely change.

("Road warriors" just connect to HQ or their home site via VPN or whatever).

and any large area has number of competitive access providers (unless you're fine with multiple providers announcing aggregate summary in anycast fashion).
Yep, they'd have to. They'd also have to figure out the billing side of it for any traffic differentials.

Essentially, when seen globally - the providers would service the geographic /area/, not the customers.

When seen within this arbitrary area, you'd see routes for each customer and to which exact provider they'd have to go.

Would also encourage peering generally to occur as close as possible to the arbitrary areas as possible, one suspects (so the providers own routing table wouldn't have to carry the "detail" further than needed).

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