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.
>>> For example, if the CPE is connected to the customer's network on
>>> and the CPE mac address is 00:45:4b:b9:02:be, you could go to:
>> ... and regardless of the specific method, the vendors already
>> 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
>> 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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