[discuss] [bestbits] The decentralization of IP addresses
pwilson at apnic.net
Sat Nov 28 13:21:29 UTC 2015
For reference, here’s an article on this topic, written 10 years ago
in response to an ITU proposal for geographic/nationalised management of
IPv6 address space.
On 27 Nov 2015, at 6:49, willi uebelherr wrote:
> The decentralization of IP addresses.
> We need a completely self-organizing Internet. And this is possible
> only through massive decentralization. We can look at the difficulties
> at the beginning of the Internet with tolerance. They were mostly of a
> technical nature. But today we have other conditions. And from these
> other conditions arise other possibilities.
> It is about the IP address. It is necessary to ensure that the packets
> find their direct route to their targets. The router work with
> numbers. We humans with text. The content is the same. Only the
> representation is different.
> The Internet, a transport system for digital data in packet form,
> needs this destination address to forward the packets to their
> destinations can. The packets include this destination. With that, the
> packets are the instance to enable and orient the router.
> All transport systems operate on the basis of geographical processes.
> We transport from position A to position B. Consider. The transport of
> digital data They are comparable with boxes. In the case the data are.
> They do not care. Outside sticking a piece of paper with the source
> address, destination address and some information about the transport.
> These boxes are being made from the transport routes such as the cars
> and buses on the roads.
> Consider the transport of digital data. The IP packets are comparable
> to cases in which the data are packed. But the data do not interest
> us. Outside sticking a piece of paper with the source address,
> destination address and some information about the transport. These
> boxes flows over the transport routes such as the cars and buses on
> the roads.
> At the branches we have to decide how to proceed. There are the
> routers. They look at the paper and read the destination address. This
> is converted to the geographical position and compared to the
> geographical position of the router. The result is a directional angle
> and the distance. And with that each router can immediately decide in
> which direction it goes on.
> We have thus fulfilled the first requirement. The global part of the
> IP address is always derived from the geographical position of the
> local network. How we do this is an object of our global discussion
> and cooperation based on the RFCs (Request for Comment). A very simple
> The local part of the IP address is always self-determined in the
> local network. We do not need to know the schema of resolution outside
> of the local network. In the DNS request we also get this part.
> The decisive factor for this solution that we need in the future no
> Internet Governance. No organizations that compete for the award of
> rights of IP addresses. No organizations whose livelihood is based on
> the sale of global IP addresses.
> With many greetings, willi
> Coro, Venezuela
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