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Re: a radical proposal (Re: protocols that don't meet the need...)
From: Joe Abley <jabley () isc org>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 00:13:48 -0500



On 16-Feb-2006, at 13:32, Edward B. DREGER wrote:

JA> I get the feeling that there's a lot of solutions-designing going on in this
JA> thread without the benefit of prior problem-stating.

Problem:

Consumers want to multihome.

That sentence needs profound expansion before it's going to be reasonable to assess any proposed solution.

(Why do they want to multi-home? What do they hope to achieve? Redundancy? Load sharing? What trade-offs are reasonable, e.g. with respect to the stability of individual sessions across re-homing events? In a transaction carried between two hosts, do clients and servers have different requirements?)

We tried to catch a reasonable number of motivations in RFC 3582, but I bet we missed plenty.


Joe


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