World IPv6 Only Day.

Tim Chown tjc at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Jun 9 01:55:40 CDT 2011


On 9 Jun 2011, at 05:36, Karl Auer wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 17:37 -1000, Paul Graydon wrote:
>> Dumb question.. what does the switch (L2) have to do with IPv6 (L3), or 
>> is it one of those 'somewhere in between the two' things?
> 
> Well, a modern switch should work fine, even if not directly IPv6 aware,
> but it won't understand multicast and will generally flood multicast
> frames to all interfaces. So definitely stipulate IPv6 capability, even
> for switches....

And it won't have DHCPv6 snooping, or tools to mitigate rogue RAs.

Tim




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