turning on comcast v6

Dale W. Carder dwcarder at wisc.edu
Fri Dec 20 16:51:27 UTC 2013

Thus spake Jamie Bowden (jamie at photon.com) on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 01:07:27PM +0000:
> > From: Lee Howard [mailto:Lee at asgard.org]
> > On 12/20/13 7:36 AM, "Jamie Bowden" <jamie at photon.com> wrote:
> > >> From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at delong.com]
> > >> I'm almost afraid to ask about the phrase "add-default-route=yes" in the
> > >> dhcp-client configuration. That seems wrong on the face of it since you
> > >> should be getting your routing information from RA and not DHCP.
> > >No, no, no, a thousand times no.  I'm sure RA is great for small SOHO
> > >networks and for ISPs as a means to hand out resources, but in a
> > >corporate environment, we hate you.  How many times do the IPv6 people
> > >have to hear that until DHCPv6 reaches feature parity with DCHPv4, IPv6
> > >is dead to enterprise networks?
Strange, I have an enterprise network with some segments running ipv6 for 
over a decade ;-)
> > "Parity" isn't enough information; what features are missing?  RA is part
> > of IPv6, but you don't have to use SLAAC.
> > I'd say it's the DHC people who need to hear it, not the IPv6 people, but
> > YMMV.
> I have a question.  Why does DHCP hand out router, net mask, broadcast address, etc. in IPv4; why don't we all just use RIP and be done with it?

I think you mean IRDP/rfc1256.  We used to run quite a bit of that, too.


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