extending at the edge

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 16:19:47 CEST 2012

On 11/10/2012 13:53, Lorenzo Colitti wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Brian E Carpenter <
> brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> iirc there were attempts to educate the 3GPP world before they created
>> the current situation, but those attempts failed.
> Actually, I don't think they failed. I believe that at the time the 3GPP
> was considering assigning each handset a /128, but the IETF pushed back and
> said it had to be /64. As a result, /64 was explicitly hardcoded into the
> 3GPP the standard (to the chagrin of some) and I have personally cited it
> when explaining to operators that they can't decide which IID (or even how
> many IIDs) the phone picks for itself.

OK, s/failed/partly failed/ then.

At the time we were citing RFC 3177, which had its problems.


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