Subject: Re: v6 question
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/10/2000 06:48:07
On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 09:33:29PM -0500, Michael Richardson wrote:
> >>>>> "der" == der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:
>     der> This is not the case in general.  Cable-modems, for example, are
>     der> generally pretty much like an Ethernet: everyone on your piece of
>     der> cable is your direct neighbor.  You just have a DHCP-assigned
>     der> address rather than a fixed address.  (Some cable-modem connectivity
>     der> providers do assign addresses statically, but some don't.)
>   BTW: All of the Canadian providers actually provision addresses statically,
> but it is a lot easier to tell Windoz users' to turn on DHCP then to tell
> them how to configure their settings. I actually predate DHCP (i.e. the move
> from "Rogers Wave" to "Roger Wave@Home"), so actually got the settings
> written into the back of my "manual"

Mmmmm, dhcp.

Nearly as good (for the purposes I tried it on personal machines when
travelling to fancy Amiga programmer meetings) as IPv6 stateless address