Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sun Feb 27 17:53:55 CST 2011


On Mon, 2011-02-28 at 09:39 +1100, Mark Andrews wrote:
> DHCP kills privacy addresses.
> DHCP kills CGAs.

For temporary addresses couldn't a client clamp the upper limits of its
received lifetimes to the desired lifetimes, then rebind instead of
renew, sending a DECLINE if it gets the same address (as it presumably
will)?

The "temporaryness" would then be pretty much in the hands of the client
(arguably where it belongs). That does kill the privacy aspect of
temporary addresses, at least locally. Perhaps that is only a partial
loss, as the addresses would still be "private" as far as the wider
world was concerned.

How does ISC DHCPv6 allocate addresses? Random, sequential...?

Regards, K.

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