Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 05:00:32 +0200
From: Randy Bush
i suggest we focus on how to roll out v6
Bingo. Or, I begin to wonder if door #2 might actually have merit:
or give up and get massive natting to work well (yuchhh!)
For massive NATting to work well, one would need to specify "IP address
behind the NAT device". Suddenly, we've invented a variable-length
addressing scheme, with 32 bits per level. Under the current model,
levels 2+ (where "level" is 1-based) are restricted to a teeny portion
of all possible addresses; this could change.
Wait... this smells a lot like:
1. OSI addressing;
2. Phone numbers having variable length depending on country code or
3. ASN.1 OID allocation.
i.e., we can learn from existing implementations that deal with very
and not waste our time rearranging the deck chairs  or
characterizing those with chairs as evil.
Quite so, particularly when the deck chairs will put up a fight.