NIST IPv6 document
jbates at brightok.net
Thu Jan 6 14:43:39 CST 2011
On 1/6/2011 2:17 PM, TJ wrote:
> Again, off the top of my head, maybe - when under duress - age out the
> incomplete ND table entries faster.
Given that the incomplete age is to protect the L2 network from
excessive broadcast/multicast, I agree that aging them out fast would be
a wiser solution, if you must have it to begin with. It is better to
increase traffic loads.
I'm still a proponent for removing as needed requests like this, though.
It would have been better to send a global "everyone update me" request
periodically, even if triggered by an unknown entry, yet limited to only
broadcasting once every 10-30 seconds.
Given that all requests for an unknown arp/ND entry results in all hosts
on the network checking, it only makes sense for all hosts to respond.
There may be other concerns, but I'm actually not against all hosts
responding via multicast to all other hosts, so that a full mesh can be
established ahead of time. The idea of minimizing the table to an
as-needed basis should not have continued with IPv6. Special provisions
could be handled when dealing with proxy-ND, but I'm not sure that is
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