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Re: [IPsec] Issue #44: Remove IPv6 NBNS

From: <Pasi.Eronen_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 13:24:43 GMT
To: <yaronf@checkpoint.com>, <ipsec@ietf.org>

I agree with Tero here; if NBNS for IPv6 is not even defined, and nobody could have implemented this part of RFC 4306, then just removing the whole attribute (and marking the number RESERVED) sounds like a good way forward.

Best regards,

From: ipsec-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:ipsec-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of ext Yaron Sheffer Sent: 03 March, 2009 20:18
To: ipsec@ietf.org
Subject: [IPsec] Issue #44: Remove IPv6 NBNS

Sec. 3.15.1: o INTERNAL_IP6_NBNS - {{ Clarif-6.6 }} NetBIOS is not defined for IPv6; therefore, INTERNAL_IP6_NBNS is also unspecified and is only retained for compatibility with RFC 4306<http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4306>.

I think there is no point of keeping the 'compatibility with RFC 4306<http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4306>' for feature that cannot be used. I would simply remove the whole INTERNAL_IP6_NBNS and mark it RESERVED.

Paul: Not done. This should be discussed on the mailing list. Yaron: I support Tero on this. Input from IPv6 implementors would be most useful.

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