Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Mon Feb 28 08:01:28 CST 2011


On 2011-02-28, at 08:44, Dobbins, Roland wrote:

> On Feb 28, 2011, at 8:40 PM, Jim Gettys wrote:
> 
>> Again, having a permanently known identifier being broadcast all the time is a potentially a serious security/safety issue. 
> 
> We already have this with MAC addresses, unless folks bother to periodically change them, do we not?

Only between hosts that are in the same layer-2 broadcast domain.

By embedding the MAC into the layer-3 address, the concern is that the information becomes accessible Internet-wide.


Joe





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