Re: [dhcwg] Question to DHCPv6 Relay Implementors regarding draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-pd-relay-requirements Fri, 09 October 2020 11:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dhcwg] Question to DHCPv6 Relay Implementors regarding draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-pd-relay-requirements
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Hi Eduard,

Please see inline.


> On 9. Oct 2020, at 11:57, Vasilenko Eduard <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I believe that the current text behind requirement "R-4" is not accurate.
> it is not possible to install the route to just multi-access interface (Ethernet). Any vendor software would refuse to do it for the good reason.
> In that case, it should be not interface, but "next hop" (MAC address should be included).
> IMHO: requirement should be improved: "Interface" should be replaced by "next-hop”

[if - Good point. I’m reworking the requirement text at the moment, so I’ll incorporate this.]

> Then it would be the real challenge to check that traffic has been received from specific MAC.
> It is not uRPF check, because RFP is about IP addresses only.
> Moreover, filtering should be done on the "destination IP" & "source MAC" (logical "AND")
> I did google a little - I have found no vendors implemented RPF check at MAC layer.
> Hence, this requirement is the strong new feature request.
> Probably, it would be ignored by vendors anyway.
> IMHO: if you could correct it to "nex-hop" then you would keep this "good wish" in the document. Just change "MUST" to "MAY”.

[if - As the requirement will be changed to a configurable policy, then it will become SHOULD.]

> PS: Yea, DHCP is not routing protocol:-(
> Eduard
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ipv6 [] On Behalf Of Jen Linkova
>> Sent: 8 октября 2020 г. 4:25
>> To:
>> Cc: dhcwg <>rg>; v6ops list <>rg>; 6man
>> <>
>> Subject: Re: [dhcwg] Question to DHCPv6 Relay Implementors regarding draft-
>> ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-pd-relay-requirements
>> On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 9:25 PM <> wrote:
>>> We are currently finishing WGLC for this draft. It describes
>>> requirements for a 'DHCPv6 Delegating Relay' - this is a router functioning as
>> the L3 edge and DHCPv6 relay (only) with prefix delegation. This is a common
>> deployment scenario, but RFC3633/8415 only really describes PD using a
>> Delegating Router - i.e the L3 edge also functions as a DHCPv6 server with no
>> relay. When the relay and server functions are performed by separate devices a
>> number of problems with how relays behave have been observed, so this
>> document addresses them.
>>> During WGLC for this, Ole raised a comment related to one of the routing
>> requirements:
>>> R-4:    If the relay has learned a route for a delegated prefix via a
>>>           given interface, and receives traffic on this interface with
>>>           a destination address within the delegated prefix (that is
>>>           not an on-link prefix for the relay), then it MUST be
>>>           dropped.  This is to prevent routing loops.  An ICMPv6 Type
>>>           1, Code 6 (Destination Unreachable, reject route to
>>>           destination) error message MAY be sent back to the client.
>>>           The ICMP policy SHOULD be configurable.
>>> The problem that this is trying to solve is:
>>> 3.5.  Forwarding Loops between Client and Relay
>> I might be missing smth but...
>> Let's say I have a relay and it's 'south' (client-facing) interface is connected to a
>> switch. The client AND second device (another router or a host) are connected
>> to the same segment.
>> The client gets a prefix, the relay 'learned' (or shall we call it
>> 'install'?) the route for the delegated prefix pointing to its 'south'
>> interface with the client address as a next-hop.
>> What would happen if the *second* device sends traffic towards the delegated
>> prefix? As that device is usig the relay as its default gateway, the traffic would
>> be sent there.
>> If I read the draft correctly, instead of forwarding the traffic and maybe sending
>> the redirect, the relay is expected to drop it?
>> --
>> SY, Jen Linkova aka Furry
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