host-identifier with IPv6

Ted Lemon Ted.Lemon at
Wed Mar 4 22:09:34 UTC 2009

On Mar 4, 2009, at 2:56 PM, Sten Carlsen wrote:
> Well, maybe also like ADSL modems, IP-phones, and things we have not
> thought of today. (IPv6 is supposed to be also the future)

Oh, absolutely.   But when you're talking about things that don't  
exist yet, assuming that they have (or lack) certain characteristics  
is just speculation.   My experience has been that when new stuff  
comes out, we figure out how to make it work.   For devices like that,  
there's no particular reason why the DUID shouldn't be expressed in  
bar code on the side of the package.

There is one good reason to anticipate devices like this, though.   It  
might be a good idea to write up a BCP document that gives guidance to  
the vendor on (a) how to implement DUID on such a device and (b) what  
to put on the packaging to make your life easier.   There's never a  
guarantee that the vendor will read the BCP RFC, but it's worth a shot.

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