The stupidity of trying to "fix" DHCPv6
owen at delong.com
Wed Jun 15 05:41:41 UTC 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.
Sounds great, but, sometimes proprietary vertical software is a lot harder to move forward than
you might think.
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