Geoff Huston <gih(_at_)telstra(_dot_)net> writes:
I'm unsure what IPv6 has to do with this - it seems to make the task
of scaling routing about the same as it is in IPv4 - there appears to
be no intrinsic property of the protocol that alters the situation to
any appreciable extent.
There is a school of thought that seems to believe that IPv6 is a
failure because it only solves a quite narrow although extremely
important problem -- specifically address space exhaustion.
The fact that it does not solve the global routing table meltdown is,
according to such people, an obvious failure of v6 -- never mind that
they are unrelated issues. As you note, there is no distinction
between solving the global routing problem in a v4 or v6 context. The
same algorithms can be used for either. If new algorithms are
developed, they can be deployed for either.
Perry E. Metzger perry(_at_)wasabisystems(_dot_)com
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs. http://www.wasabisystems.com/