The stupidity of trying to "fix" DHCPv6

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 20:00:11 CDT 2011


On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 18:44:22 -0400, Iljitsch van Beijnum  
<iljitsch at muada.com> wrote:
> BTW, does this broken software run over IPv6, anyway?

Poorly designed network plus poorly designed software... I don't know  
which chicken came first, and it doesn't matter.

IPv6 is totally different barnyard.  Build the v6 network properly -- one  
gateway (one router, vrrp, whatever) -- and retool the software properly.   
IPv6 doesn't have a broadcast address; as such if the software is setup to  
use an appropriate multicast target (presumably in "user defined" space),  
then it'll talk to exactly the right machines, and it's routable.

--Ricky




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