The stupidity of trying to "fix" DHCPv6

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Jun 14 11:02:18 CDT 2011


On Jun 14, 2011, at 1:48 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011, Owen DeLong wrote:
> 
>> ND would be a far more frequent occurrence than DHCP requests.
> 
> Of course, it was only partly related to the discussion, most likely the network which has problem with multicast would break first because of ND, not because of DHCPv6 requests.
> 
>> Also, I tend to doubt that ANYONE would do DHCP on an exchange point network, so, it's not exactly an applicable example environment.
> 
> It's the largest IPv6 enabled L2 domain I've experienced :P
> 

Indeed, it tends to be a perversely large L2 domain, but, not one where DHCP would likely occur.

That was kind of my point. You are unlikely to encounter such a large L2 domain outside of an
exchange point.

Owen





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