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RE: [psg.com #245] Mixed host/router behavior



Ack to Itojun and I am not clear we need to do this at all or add text.
/jim 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ipv6-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:ipv6-bounces@ietf.org] On 
> Behalf Of Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 5:37 AM
> To: Erik.Nordmark@sun.com
> Cc: H.Soliman@flarion.com; ipv6@ietf.org
> Subject: RE: [psg.com #245] Mixed host/router behavior
> 
> > How about a compromise that makes it clear that
> >  - isRouter and all other ND configuration and state is per 
> interface
> >    thus there is nothing in the specification which prevents a node
> >    being a host on some interfaces and a router on other interfaces.
> >    The behavior of such nodes on a particular interface is specified
> >    in this document.
> >  - the details of how such nodes work across interfaces 
> i.e. how the node
> >    determines which interfaces forward packets between each 
> other etc
> >    are out of scope for the document.
> 
> 	i do not like this way.  i would like to put:
> 	- a node is either a host or a router.  it is a 
> per-host property,
> 	  not per-interface property.  "advertising interface" 
> has nothing
> 	  to do with host/router (as jinmei described)
> 	- (if really necessary) in Appendix, talk about mixed mode node,
> 	  and benefits/caveats/pitfalls in doing so.  even if 
> we do not write
> 	  it up, vendors will do it anyways so my preference is 
> not to mention
> 	  mixed mode at all.
> 
> itojun
> 
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