IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?

Masataka Ohta mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Wed Dec 28 18:11:43 CST 2011


Ray Soucy wrote:

> After reading some of your work on end-to-end multihoming, I think I
> understand some of what you're trying to say.  My problem is that
> while you seem to have a very strong academic understanding of
> networking, you seem to be ignoring operational realities in
> implementation.

To your surprise, my opinion is partially based on my
experience about 10 years ago as a CTO of a commercial
ISP, which offered secure public WLAN service with IP
moblity.

Security and mobility stacks were implemented on BSD and
Windows.

We successfully performed smooth handover experiment at a
racing circuit with a car moving at 260km/h.

	http://www.root-hq.com/newsrelease/news030513.html
	(in Japanese)

which is why I know delay caused by SLAAC is annoying.

Though no commercial IPv6 service was offered, we received
government funding and implemented end to end multihoming
with mobility over IPv6 without ND. Public trial was offered:

	http://www.root-hq.com/e/newsrelease/pressrels0218.html
	(in English)

						Masataka Ohta



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