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RE: Questions about geographical dependent addresses



Achim,

You might want to review these drafts:

http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hain-ipv6-pi-addr-07.txt

http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hain-ipv6-pi-addr-use-07.txt

and the discussions in this WG on this topic.

John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ipv6-bounces@xxxxxxxx [mailto:ipv6-bounces@xxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> ext Achim Marikar
> Sent: 01 December, 2004 17:08
> To: ipv6@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Questions about geographical dependent addresses
> 
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I am writing my diploma thesis in information engineering at the
> university of applied sciences in Cologne. One of the subjects of my
> thesis is to develop an IPv6 address format which provides 
> geographical
> localisation capabilities to VoIP and other applications. 
> 
> A localisation seems to be necessary for the Internet, 
> otherwise so many
> people would not work on a localisation for Internet users
> (geopriv,ecrit, etc.). In my opinion it would be necessary to assign a
> user to an area code (or to an emergency call centre.)
> 
> As the IPv6 addresses have enough space to map an area code, I don't
> understand why it is never be implemented. In my opinion the 64 bits
> interface ID is too long. If stateful autoconfiguration, static
> addresses or the privacy extension are used, it is not possible to get
> the MAC-address of the interface through the interface ID. A duplicate
> address detection is still necessary. So it would be possible 
> to reduce
> the interface ID to clear space for the area code.
> 
> Wouldn't it be the easiest way to map a reliable area code which is
> validated by the provider? 
> Also Nomadic users could be located through their care of address.
> 
> Thanks for comments,
> 
> Achim Marikar 
> 
> 
> 
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