RE: IPv9 ??
On Tue, 17 Apr 2001 07:16:16 -0400, Srihari Raghavan wrote:
See RFCs 1606 and 1607.
They are dated 1 April. Hopefully that should give some idea :)
From: Wang Hui [mailto:hwang(_at_)ustc(_dot_)edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 4:51 AM
Subject: IPv9 ??
I happen to find out a new Internet Protocol called IPv9 in a search
I dont know what is IPv9? What's the relationship between IPv9 and IPv6
Could anyone give me some URLs to follow.
Thanks in advance.
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Request for Comments:
A Historical Perspective On The Usage Of IP Version 9
- Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does
not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is
This paper reviews the usages of the old IP version protocol. It considers
some of its successes and its failures.
The take-up of the network protocol TCP/IPv9 has been phenomenal over the
last few years. Gone are the days when there were just a few million hosts,
and the network was understood. As the IP version 9 protocol comes to the end
of its useful life, once again due to address space exhaustion, we look back
at some of the success of the protocol.
The up to 42 deep hierarchy of routing levels built into IPv9 must have
been one of the key features for its wide deployment. The ability to assign a
whole network, or group of networks to an electronic component must be seen as
one of the reasons for its takeup. The use of the Compact Disk Hologram units
is typical of the usage. They typically have a level 37 network number
assigned to each logical part, and a level 36 network number assigned to the
whole device. This allows the CDH management protocol to control the unit as a
whole, and the high-street vendor to do remote diagnostics on discreet
elements of the device. This still allows sub-chip routing to be done using
the 38th level addressing to download new nanocode. As yet, no requirement has
been found for levels 40-42, with level 39 still being used for experimental
interrogation of atomic structure of components where required.
The vast number space of the IPv9 protocol has also allowed allocation to
be done in a straight forward manner. Typically, most high street commercial
internet providers issue a range of 1 billion addresses to each house. The
addresses are then dynamically partitioned into subnet hierarchies allowing
groups of a million addresses to be allocated for each discreet unit (e.g.,
room/floor etc.) The allocation of sub groups then to controllers such as
light switches, mains sockets and similar is then done from each pool.
The allocation process is again done in a hierarchical zoned way, with each
major application requesting a block of addresses from its controller. In this
way the light bulb requests an address block from the light switch, the light
switch in turn from the electrical system which in turn requests one from the
room/floor controller. This has been found to be successful due to the
enormous range of addresses available, and contention for the address space
being without problems typically.
Whilst there are still many addresses unallocated the available space has
been sharply decreased. The discovery of intelligent life on other solar
systems with the parallel discovery of a faster-than- light transport stack is
the main cause. This enables real time communication with them, and has made
the allocation of world-size address spaces necessary, at the level 3 routing
hierarchy. There is still only 1 global (spatial) level 2 galaxy wide network
required for this galaxy, although the establishment of permanent space
stations in deep space may start to exhaust this. This allows level 1 to be
used for inter-galaxy routing. The most pressing problem now is the case of
parallel universes. Of course there is the danger of assuming that there is no
higher extrapolation than parallel universes...
Up to now, the hacking into, and setting of holo-recorder devices to the
wrong channel from remote galaxies, has not been confirmed, and appears to be
attributable to finger problem with the remote control whilst travelling home
from the office.
The introduction of body monitors as IPv9 addresseable units injected into
the blood stream has been rated as inconclusive. Whilst being able to have
devices lodged in the heart, kidneys, brain, etc., sending out SNMPv9 trap
messages at critical events has been a useful monitoring tool for doctors, the
use of the blood stream as both a delivery and a communication highway, has
been problematic. The crosstalk between the signals moving through the blood
stream and the
close proximity of nerves has meant that patients suffering multiple events
at once, can go into violent spasm. This, coupled with early problems with
broadcasts storms tending to make patients blood boil, have led to a rethink
on this whole procedure. Also, the requirement to wear the silly satellite
dish hat has led to feelings of embarrassment except in California, where it
is now the latest trend.
The usage of IPv9 addresseable consumer packaging has been a topic of hot
debate. The marketing people see it as a godsend, being able to get feedback
on how products are actually used. Similarly, the recycling is much improved
by use of directed broadcast, "All those packages composed of cardboard
respond please." Consumers are not so keen on this seeing it as an invasion of
privacy. The introduction of the handy-dandy directed stack zapper (which is
also rumoured to be IPv9 aware) sending directed broadcasts on the local food
package net effectively resetting the network mask to all 1's has made this an
area of choice.
The advent of the IPv9 magazine was universally approved of. Being able to
ask a magazine where its contents page was the most useful of the features.
However combined with the networked newspaper/magazine rack, the ability to
find out where you left the magazine with the article that was concerned with
something about useage of lawn mowers in outer space is obvious. The ability
to download reading habits automatically into the house controller and
therefore alert the reader of articles of similar ilk is seen as marginal.
Alleged querying of this information to discover "deviant" behaviour in
persons within political office by members of contending parties is suspected
Sneakernet, as pioneered by shoe specialists skholl is seen to be a
failure. The market was just not ready for shoes that could forward detailed
analysis of foot odour to manufacturers...
Of course, cost is one of the issues that was not considered when IPv9 was
designed. It took a leap of imagination to believe that one day anything that
wished to be could be IPv9 addresseable. It was assumed that IPv9 protocol
machines would drop in price as with general chip technology. Few people would
have forseen the advance in genetic manipulation that allowed viruses to be
instructed to build nano-technology IPv9 protocol machines by the billion for
the price or a grain of sugar. Or similarly, the nano-robots that could insert
and wire these in place.
The recent research in quark-quark transistors, shows some promise and may
allow specially built atoms to be used as switches. The manufacture of these
will be so expensive (maybe up to 10cent an IPv9 stack) as to be prohibitive
except for the most highly demanding niches.
Those who do not study history, are doomed to repeat it.
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