The stupidity of trying to "fix" DHCPv6

Jima nanog at jima.tk
Wed Jun 15 12:29:09 CDT 2011


On 06/15/2011 11:45 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On 15 jun 2011, at 18:39, Leo Bicknell wrote:
>
>> Maybe I'm missing something, but the last update on this was RFC
>> 5006 I think, which is marked as "experimental", and I thought the
>> IETF still had a working group discussing it.
>
> You missed the upgrade to proposed standard:
>
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6106
>
>> That is, I didn't think it was a finalized standard yet.
>
> The IETF rarely gets around to bringing something from proposed standard to standard. For instance, HTTP and BGP aren't standards either.

  Thanks for the citation, right.  I also probably should also have 
cited 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_IPv6_support_in_operating_systems 
-- the notable holdouts to RDNSS (that support DHCPv6) seem to be 
Windows, Solaris, AIX, and IBM i.  Unfortunate.

      Jima




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