The stupidity of trying to "fix" DHCPv6

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Jun 15 00:41:41 CDT 2011


On Jun 14, 2011, at 6:00 PM, Ricky Beam wrote:

> 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

Sounds great, but, sometimes proprietary vertical software is a lot harder to move forward than
you might think.

Owen





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