Re: [dhcwg] Anyone interested in continuing draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-prefix-pool-opt?

Alexandru Petrescu <alexandru.petrescu@gmail.com> Thu, 22 August 2013 08:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dhcwg] Anyone interested in continuing draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-prefix-pool-opt?
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Le 21/08/2013 18:28, Ted Lemon a écrit :
> On Aug 21, 2013, at 9:00 AM, Behcet Sarikaya
> <sarikaya2012@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Isn't it not good to use DHCP options to establish routes?
>> Remember what happened to
>
> It's not possible to get IETF consensus on a DHCP option to deliver
> routes to clients.   I never said it was an inherently bad idea. The
>  reason I asked MIF to stop working on it was that the endless
> floggings were getting in the way of doing real work.   Really,
> preventing us from doing real work at all.
>
> This is a completely different situation—DHCP relay agents _already_
> snoop DHCP messages to set up routing between PE and CPE devices.

It is this kind of snooping I refer to, and maybe less the explicit
indication from a server to install a particular route (which was
controversial in MIF).  This is a distinction which could be part of an 
document.

Alex