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IESG Deliberations on Routing and Addressing (RFC1380)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002204D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 19 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Gross: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo summarizes issues surrounding the routing and addressing scaling problems in the IP architecture, and it provides a brief background of the ROAD group and related activities in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

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Network Working Group P. Gross

Request for Comments: 1380 IESG Chair

P. Almquist

IESG Internet AD

November 1992

IESG Deliberations on Routing and Addressing

Status Of This Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

This memo summarizes issues surrounding the routing and addressing

scaling problems in the IP architecture, and it provides a brief

background of the ROAD group and related activities in the Internet

Engineering Task Force (IETF).

It also provides a preliminary report of the Internet Engineering

Steering Group (IESG) deliberations on how these routing and

addressing issues should be pursued in the Internet Architecture

Board (IAB)/IETF.

Acknowledgements

This note draws principally from two sources: the output from the

ROAD group, as reported at the San Diego IETF meeting, and on

numerous detailed discussions in the IESG following the San Diego

IETF meeting. Zheng Wang, Bob Hinden, Kent England, and Bob Smart

provided input for the "Criteria For Bigger Internet Addresses"

section below. Greg Vaudreuil prepared the final version of the

bibliography, based on previous bibliographies by Lyman Chapin and

bibliographies distributed on the Big-Internet mailing list.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION.................................................. 2

2. ISSUES OF GROWTH AND EVOLUTION IN THE INTERNET............... 3

2.1 The Problems................................................ 3

2.2 Possible Solutions.......................................... 5

3. PREPARING FOR ACTION.......................................... 7

3.1 The IAB Architecture Retreats................................ 7

3.2 The Santa Fe IETF............................................ 7

3.3 The ROAD Group and beyond.................................... 8

4. SETTING DIRECTIONS FOR THE IETF............................... 10

4.1 The Need For Interim Solutions............................... 10

4.2 The Proposed Phases.......................................... 10

4.3 A Solution For Routing Table Explosion -- CIDR............... 12

4.4 Regarding "IP Address Exhaustion"............................ 13

4.5 Milestones And Timetable For Making a Recommendation for

"Bigger Internet Addresses"........................