Subject: Re: IPv6 autoconfig for a multi-interface host
To: None <>
From: William Allen Simpson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/07/2005 22:51:42
Bill Studenmund wrote:

>Well, not being able to use some form of autoconfig is lame. Think about 
>all the motherboards with two ethernet interfaces. Hook them both up to 
>two nets, and v4 works. If v6 can't work in the same way, v6 is less 
>useful than v4. :-(
When I originally designed IPv6 Neighbor Discovery, it was explicitly
able to autoconfigure on multiple interfaces as a design requirement,
and in the original code I wrote.

In the intervening 10 years, things have been broken badly.

Yes, v6 is less useful than v4.

William Allen Simpson
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