Subject: Re: Setting ipv6 default router without getting a MAC-based ipv6 addr
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 02/26/2000 11:57:07
On Sat, Feb 26, 2000 at 11:42:25AM +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 26, 2000 at 05:11:45PM +0900, firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Oh, reading your later statement, I see that this can be done by setting
the link-local address?