chbm at chbm.net
Thu Sep 30 19:24:42 CEST 2010
On 2010/09/30, at 17:02, Gert Doering wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 08:45:33AM -0700, Tony Li wrote:
>> If that's an acceptable solution, then pick any arbitrary path from the N*M possible address pairs and use that. Same result.
> No, it isn't. In the "single source, single destination" address, I have
> network elements and network admins that feel compelled to make sure that
> this single combination is the one that works.
> In the N*M problem, the problem is shifted to the end systems, and it's
> to be expected that there is a difference in quality between the possible
> combinations. So I have a "find the best combination out of N*M" problem
> here, while in the first case I only have a single combination, and there
> is no need to select anything in the end host.
> For me, this looks like quite a different thing.
Exactly the point I was trying to get across. Shifting routing decisions to hosts is utterly bad.
Might as well make ospf/isis a requirement for v6 hosts.
> did you enable IPv6 on something today...?
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