Re: [Autoconf] Closing summary on consensus-call for RFC5889modifications

"Charles E. Perkins" <> Fri, 27 August 2010 18:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Autoconf] Closing summary on consensus-call for RFC5889modifications
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Hello Chris,

On 8/27/2010 5:27 AM, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) wrote:
> There's a key question as to how much functionality.

This is an important point.  The functionality needed by
a host in order to connect to network depends on the
functionality provided by the router that offers the
netwok prefix.

> If a node just has a single point of attachment to an unchanging
> router, then router prefix autoconf is sufficient, as the host
> node can just get an address from its router. If we extend that
> so that it can now move, and use Mobile IP with its home location
> being the router it first attached to, ditto.


> The question is what is the case where the host node is doing
> something useful, but can't just get an address delegated to
> it by an autoconfed router?
> (I am not saying I don't think there is such a case. I'm just
> saying I haven't seen it - quite a different thing.)

Well, there are such cases, and they should be allowed.

Charlie P.