IPv6 Confusion

Tony Hain alh-ietf at tndh.net
Wed Feb 18 21:39:57 UTC 2009

Leo Bicknell wrote:
> ...
> But, when DHCPv6 was developed the "great minds of the world" decided
> less functionality was better.  There /IS NO OPTION/ to send a default
> route in DHCPv6, making DHCPv6 fully dependant on RA's being turned on!
> So the IETF and other great minds have totally removed the capability
> for operators to work around this problem.

No, the decision was to not blindly import all the excess crap from IPv4. If
anyone has a reason to have a DHCPv6 option, all they need to do is specify
it. The fact that the *nog community stopped participating in the IETF has
resulted in the situation where functionality is missing, because nobody
stood up and did the work to make it happen.


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