IPv6 Confusion

Mark Smith nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Tue Feb 17 20:32:03 UTC 2009


On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:48:49 -0800
Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2009, at 11:28 AM, Tony Hain wrote:
> > While people frequently claim that auto-config is optional, there are
> > implementations (including OS-X) that don't support anything else at  
> > this
> > point. The basic message is that you should not assume that the host
> > implementations will conform to what the network operator would  
> > prefer, and
> > you need to test.
> I can configure OS-X statically, so, that simply isn't true.
> What is true is that there are many implementations which do not (yet)
> support DHCPv6.  That is not the same as "don't support anything
> else".

Here are a couple of implementations of DHCPv6, including one that also
works under Windows. I played with one of them on my Linux boxes a
while back (I can't remember exactly which one), and it just worked:




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