Re: [Autoconf] call for presentation for IETF

"Charles E. Perkins" <> Mon, 25 October 2010 21:43 UTC

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Hello Teco,

I'm really short on time, but...

On 10/25/2010 2:21 PM, Teco Boot wrote:
> Charlie,
> Interesting.
> Has the host a fixed relation to the router that provided the address?

No.  The router that provides the address, if it
is running a MANET protocol on that interface, should
provide an address unique for the network.

> What is the L-bit in RA?

I haven't thought about this, but presumably
'1'.  If that's the wrong answer, maybe we need
more text, but I can't work on it today.

> How can two hosts without nearby router communicate?

This is a problem that can be considered separately,
and the draft does not bear on this issue.

> How can other nodes in the network know a path to the host?

Do you mean, non-router nodes?  Presumably they will
use a router node as a default router and send
packets to the default router.  If the default router
doesn't have a route (e.g., is not proactive), presumably
the default router will issue a Route Request and
get a route.  This seems straightforward.

Charlie P.