IPV6 in enterprise best practices/white papaers

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Jan 28 00:08:37 UTC 2013


On Sun, 2013-01-27 at 12:31 -0500, William Herrin wrote:
> Right. On a each local machine you can often override the default
> behavior. That default dynamically kicks in for all machines as soon
> as there's an IPv6 router on the LAN. Configurable? Sort of. Realistic
> solution to the cited problem? Not in your wildest dreams.

Well - not on my *wildest* dreams, no :-) But in some of my more modest
dreams a draft RFC has appeared allowing the distribution of source and
destination address preferences via DHCPv6. In my dream, it even has a
name:

   draft-ietf-6man-addr-select-opt-08

Not a solution for SLAAC, though I suppose a similar extension would be
possible in SLAAC.

If you run a standard operating environment, the fact that source and
destination address preferences are configurable means you can put it in
your SOE right now.

Regards, K.

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