quietly....

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Wed Feb 2 09:23:28 CST 2011


On 2 feb 2011, at 16:00, Owen DeLong wrote:

> SLAAC fails because you can't get information about DNS, NTP, or anything other than a list of prefixes and a router that MIGHT actually be able to default-route your packets.

Who ever puts NTP addresses in DHCP? That doesn't make any sense. I'd rather use a known NTP server that keeps correct time.

For DNS in RA, see RFC 6106.

But all of this could easily have been avoided: why are we _discovering_ DNS addresses in the first place? Simply host them on well known addresses and you can hardcode those addresses, similar to the 6to4 gateway address. But no, no rough consensus on something so simple.

> DHCP fails because you can't get a default router out of it.

If you consider that wrong, I don't want to be right.



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