Re: IPv6 routing /48s

From: Florian Weimer (no email)
Date: Wed Nov 26 2008 - 16:00:55 EST

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    * Niels Bakker:

    > * (Tony Hain) [Wed 26 Nov 2008, 01:03 CET]:
    >> In any case, content providers can avoid the confusion if they simply put up
    >> a local 6to4 router alongside their 2001:: prefix, and populate DNS with
    >> both. Longest match will cause 2001:: connected systems to chose that dst,
    >> while 6to4 connected systems will chose 2002:: as the dst. There is no need
    > Huh? Longest match done by web browsers and other applications?
    > Since when?

    It's been part of GNU libc for a while, but it has been disabled by
    several distributions. Usually, random selection leads to better
    results. At they very least, it makes renumbering much simpler
    because all addresses are equal, independently of where your clients
    are located.

    It's been a PITA to get this resolved (both in the IETF and in
    implementations), and it's still not done AFAIK.

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