[e2e] Discrete IP - retake

Jon Crowcroft jon.crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Sep 18 10:09:24 PDT 2012

No 8+8, loc/id split endless timesink debate would have happened with SIP
as there weren't enough bits
On 18 Sep 2012 17:31, "Noel Chiappa" <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:

>     > 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
>     > 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")?
>         Noel
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