[e2e] Discrete IP - retake

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Sep 18 09:31:51 PDT 2012

    > From: Jon Crowcroft <Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk>

    > IPv6 is/was, in my view, another example of such a massive effort and
    > although it is flawed (it was the result of a compromise between two
    > better proposals which were each potentially much easier to deploy
    > ...
    > the solution was one of (in my opinion) the great failings of the IETF
    > when it agreed to combine them (a committee type decision) rather than
    > just do both and see which got out most. (the two, if you want ancient
    > history, were Steve's IP and Paul's IP .. the simple internet protocol
    > had 64 bit addresses and everything else prety miuch the same

So I'm clearly missing something.

How would SIP have been any easier-to/better-at actually being deployed than
IPv6 (since as you yourself point out, it was basically smaller addresses
and "everything else prety much the same")?


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