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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ipv6-unique-local-addr-08.txt

For what it's worth, having re-read the arguments pro and con, and the wording used in RFC 1918 with respect to routing outside the private net domain, I think that the -08 draft covers everything and word-smiths everything quite nicely.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Hinden [mailto:bob.hinden@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 4:23 PM
> To: ipv6@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ipv6-unique-local-addr-08.txt
> Hi,
> >OK. Lot of shouting since this was sent but not much new text.
> >
> >How about
> >
> >     Locally assigned ULA AAAA records MUST NOT appear in 
> the global DNS,
> >     since there is an extremely small probability that the 
> corresponding
> >     addresses are not unique. Even though these addresses will be
> >     unrouteable in the global Internet, their leakage via 
> DNS is highly
> >     undesirable. Such AAAA records MAY appear in local 
> regions of the DNS
> >     corresponding to their region of routeability.
> >
> >(And I would put an equivalent SHOULD NOT on centrally 
> assigned ULAs.)
> While I am sure everyone in this discussion has read the DNS 
> text in the 
> current draft, here it is just in case:
>     4.4 DNS Issues
>     At the present time AAAA and PTR records for locally 
> assigned local
>     IPv6 addresses are not recommended to be installed in the 
> global DNS.
>     The operational issues relating to this are beyond the 
> scope of this
>     document.
>     For background on this recommendation, the concern about 
> adding AAAA
>     and PTR records to the global DNS for locally assigned local IPv6
>     addresses stems from the lack of complete assurance that 
> the prefixes
>     are unique.  There is a small possibility that the same PTR record
>     might be registered by two different organizations.  Due to this
>     concern, adding AAAA records is thought to be unwise 
> because matching
>     PTR records can not be registered.
> This text (in my view) is more or less equivalent to what is proposed 
> above.  The text in the draft doesn't use the upper case MUST/SHOULD 
> language since this part of the document is operational 
> guidelines and that 
> language doesn't seem appropriate.  I suppose something with 
> lower case 
> must/should would work.
> My personal view is that this is about all we can say now in this 
> document.  I continue to think that what is needed is a 
> separate draft that 
> discusses this topic in detail.  This document might even relax the 
> recommendation if warranted.  It would be a good place to describe 
> different approaches to the locally and centrally assigned 
> ULAs as well.
> Chair hat on:
> The -08 draft is currently in the IESG.  Almost all of the 
> Discuss votes 
> have been cleared.  If we can go with the current text it may 
> result in the 
> document being approved soon.  The more we try to fine tune 
> it there is a 
> risk of further delay.
> It would be good if we could move forward on this document.
> Bob

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