quietly....

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Wed Feb 2 10:55:53 CST 2011


On 2 feb 2011, at 17:14, Dave Israel wrote:

>> I understand people use DHCP for lots of stuff today. But that's mainly because DHCP is there, not because it's the best possible way to get that particular job done.

> So what if I want to assign different people to different resolvers by policy?

For the record: I'm not saying that DHCPv6 is never useful. DHCPv6 is intended as a stateful configuration provisioning tool, i.e., to give different hosts different configurations. If that's what you need then DHCP fits the bill. However, in most small scale environments this is not what's needed so DHCP doesn't fit the bill.

Also, the examples mentioned are about enterprise networks with stable systems. Here, DHCP works well. However, with systems that connect to different networks, things don't always work so well. I may want to use the DHCP-provided NTP servers at work, but syncing with a random NTP server when I connect to a wifi hotspot is not such a great idea.



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