Subject: Re: Setting ipv6 default router without getting a MAC-based ipv6 addr
To: None <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/26/2000 11:42:25
On Sat, Feb 26, 2000 at 05:11:45PM +0900, wrote:
> >> 	rtsol can't do that.  More correctly, client (end host) does not
> >> 	have control over it.  Spec says we configure default route and/or
> >> 	prefix as the router says, when client gets router advertisement from
> >> 	the advertising router.
> >Damn.
> >Ahh well, just another way ipv6 is going to suck.
> 	I don't get it... what is the reason why you need to configure
> 	addresses manually?  for PTR records in DNS?
> 	if you manually configure clients, you are making renumbering harder...
> 	if you autoconfigure clients, when you renumber and you reconfigure
> 	routers, the prefixes gets propagated to end nodes automatically.

Thats fine.

However, I think that we should have a way to set the interface
identifier manually. DAD on the link-local address will detect double
use. How difficult would it be to make this settable?