The stupidity of trying to "fix" DHCPv6
Iljitsch van Beijnum
iljitsch at muada.com
Sun Jun 12 13:12:02 CDT 2011
On 12 jun 2011, at 15:45, Leo Bicknell wrote:
>> Like I said before, that would pollute the network with many multicasts which can seriously degrade wifi performance.
> Huh? This is no worse than IPv4 where a host comes up and sends a
> subnet-broadcast to get DHCP.
The IPv4 host does this once and gets its lease. If there is no DHCPv6 server then DHCPv6 clients would keep broadcasting forever. Not a good thing.
More information about the NANOG