IPv6 Addressing Help

Mark Smith nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Sun Aug 16 01:54:43 CDT 2009

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 15:09:00 +0900
Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:

> > Isn't it great that we never have to worry about IPv4 style addressing
> > issues (e.g. sizing the subnet, manually configuring the addresses, or
> > having an "address configuration server" attached to the segment to
> > manage addresses) when dealing with Ethernet in the last 27 years or
> > so? Why is that, and what can we learn from that?
> among many other things, that autoconf sucks in significant instances

Presumably you're talking about duplicate addresses? If that was enough
of a problem then I think there'd be an IEEE protocol to perform
duplicate address detection and possibly recovery.

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