Re: [dhcwg] MTU option for DHCPv6?

"Bernie Volz (volz)" <> Thu, 28 July 2016 15:05 UTC

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From: "Bernie Volz (volz)" <>
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> it looks like reconfigure messages MUST be discarded if they do not include authentication.

It has always been that way (see Reconfigure uses the Reconfigure Key Authentication Protocol (the server provided the client the key at some point earlier in the client/server interaction). Of course, this does require the client to indicate it is willing to do Reconfigure.

BTW: If I understood draft-van-beijnum-multi-mtu, it is about using ND, not RAs. And this allows [link local] destination specific MTUs to be used.

-          Bernie

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Subject: Re: [dhcwg] MTU option for DHCPv6?

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:52 PM, Bernie Volz (volz) <<>> wrote:
And, note that Fred had indicated "I'm operating on a link where I don't need to get any configuration information from RS/RA - everything comes from DHCPv6." So, looks like at least he wants DHCPv6 option(s).

Yes, but it doesn't have to be that way. Sending an RA would work just as well. Like all RA parameters, it also has the advantage that it is easier to update dynamically if needed. Doing that in DHCPv6 is more difficult, because at least as of RFC3315bis, it looks like reconfigure messages MUST be discarded if they do not include authentication.