Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Feb 27 17:08:28 CST 2011


Look, can we stop arguing about whether someone needs DHCP or not,
whether they need SLAAC or not. Let's just get both solutions to a mature
and useful state where a network administrator can pick the one that works
best for their environment and move on.

Devices, routers, OSs, etc. should support both. The IETF should stop letting
the two working groups focus on damaging the other protocol and we should
stop treating this as a competition or a battle and start treating it as options
to accomplish a task.

Owen

On Feb 27, 2011, at 1:25 PM, Franck Martin wrote:

> Yes I don't understand why we need DHCPv6, true RD did not have DNS information to pass, but that is fixed, no?
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Palmer" <mpalmer at hezmatt.org>
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Sunday, 27 February, 2011 4:06:29 PM
> Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6
> 
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 08:56:33AM -0500, Ray Soucy wrote:
>> Mac OS X 10.7 does support RDNSS (RFC 5001) so it is able to get DNS
>> server information in an IPv6-only environment.  Of course nobody else
>> has implemented that yet, making Apple a "special case" host once
>> again (I don't even think Cisco supports the option in their T series
>> yet).
> 
> radvd and rdnssd work together on Linux nicely to provide RDNSS support. 
> Works a treat.
> 
> - Matt
> 





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