[Re: http://tools.ietf.org/search/draft-hain-ipv6-ulac-01]

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Mon Apr 26 02:27:28 CDT 2010

Use mdns/bonjour to connect to unconfigured devices. It uses link- 
local addresses (no need for an uplink and works for any kind of  
device) and provides friendly names.

Tony (on his iPod).
f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at dotat.at>  http://dotat.at/

On 26 Apr 2010, at 03:37, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at swm.pp.se> wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Apr 2010, Doug Barton wrote:
>> On 04/25/10 16:42, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>> That's what Link Local is for.
>>> fe80::<EUI-64>%<interface>
>>> For example, if the CPE is connected to the customer's network on  
>>> eth0
>>> and the CPE mac address is 00:45:4b:b9:02:be, you could go to:
>>> http://[fe80::0245:4bff:feb9:02be]%eth0
>> ... and regardless of the specific method, the vendors already  
>> document
>> the procedure for connecting to the web interface for IPv4, there  
>> is no
>> reason to believe that they could not or would not do the same for  
>> IPv6
>> if necessary.
> Does anyone actually believe that the above is user-friendly and  
> will work in real life? Using link-local for this kind of end-user  
> administration of their equipment is doomed to fail. There needs to  
> be a procedure for devices which are going to get DHCP-PD from the  
> provider, that they have a certain prefix they use until they  
> actually get the real PD prefix, so end user dns etc works so it's  
> easy to do administration of the device.
> We can't expect end-users to do the above procedure.
> -- 
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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