Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Feb 28 15:48:33 CST 2011


In message <28D10D13-988B-4C7D-833B-EBA6E1BC1A63 at hopcount.ca>, Joe Abley writes
:
> 
> 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.]

Because the machines we deploy today may still be running in 10 years and
we don't want them stopping the network going IPv6 only then.

> Joe=
> 
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