The stupidity of trying to "fix" DHCPv6

sthaug at sthaug at
Thu Jun 16 19:39:23 UTC 2011

> Are you not using managed switches?


> It takes me about 1 second to find exactly which device and which port
> a device is connected to.  Once you know that; you have a pretty nice
> collection of statistics and log messages that usually tell you
> exactly what is wrong.

Here is where we differ. In my universe, finding which device and port
has a particular MAC address is only a small part of L2 troubleshooting.

In any case, I guess we'll find out in a decade or so how popular large
flat L2 networks are going to be.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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