IPV6 in enterprise best practices/white papaers

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Tue Jan 29 10:07:57 UTC 2013


On Tue, 2013-01-29 at 09:37 +0100, Måns Nilsson wrote:
> Subject: Re: IPV6 in enterprise best practices/white papaers Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 08:45:39PM +0400 Quoting Mukom Akong T. (mukom.tamon at gmail.com):
> > On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM, Eugeniu Patrascu <eugen at imacandi.net>wrote:
> > 
> > Does an L2 switch really care about IPv6? (except for stuff like DHCPv6
> > snooping, etc?)
> 
> For management it does care.  NO ipv4 is NO ipv4. As in not even
> management addresses.

Also, if a switch does not do MLD snooping, it will flood multicast to
all ports. You lose one of the major benefits of IPv6 multicast - less
admin traffic.

You need to spec new switches with IPv6 capability.

Regards, K.

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