quietly....

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Wed Feb 2 16:18:25 CST 2011


In message <25915.1296675743 at localhost>, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu writes:
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> On Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:30:23 EST, John Payne said:
> > On Feb 2, 2011, at 3:16 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> > > Example: if you give administrators the option of putting a router
> > > address in a DHCP option, they will do so and some fraction of the time,
> > > this will be the wrong address and things don't work. If you let routers
> > > announce their presence, then it's virtually impossible that something
> > > goes wrong because routers know who they are. A clear win. Of course it
> > > does mean that people <gasp> have to learn something new when adopting
> > > IPv6.
> 
> > Is anyone else reading this and the word "condescending" _not_ popping
> > into their heads?
> 
> The only other charitable conclusion I can draw is "Somebody hasn't spent tim
> e
> chasing down people with misconfigured laptops on the wireless who are squawk
> ing
> RA's for 2002:"
> 
> There's a *big* operational difference between "all authorized and properly c
> onfigured
> routers know who they are" and "all nodes that think they're routers (deluded
>  though
> they may be) know who they are".

Or you just filter them out in the laptop.   With the proper tools you just
ignore and RA's containing 2002:.  Done that for years now.

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Mark Andrews, ISC
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