Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Mon Feb 28 08:59:42 CST 2011


On 2011-02-28, at 09:51, Nick Hilliard wrote:

> I will be a lot more sympathetic about listening to arguments / explanations about this insanity the day that the IETF filters out arp and ipv4 packets from the conference network and depends entirely on ipv6 for connectivity for the entire conference.

It's hard to see v6-only networks as a viable, general-purpose solution to anything in the foreseeable future. I'm not sure why people keep fixating on that as an end goal. The future we ought to be working towards is a consistent, reliable, dual-stack environment. There's no point worrying about v6-only operations if we can't get dual-stack working reliably.

[I also find the knee-jerk "it's different from IPv4, the IETF is stupid" memes to be tiring. Identifying questionable design decisions with hindsight is hardly the exclusive domain of IPv6; there are tremendously more crufty workarounds in IPv4, and far more available hindsight. Complaining about IPv6 because it's different from IPv4 doesn't get us anywhere.]


Joe



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