Re: [dhcwg] WGLC for draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv4-over-dhcpv6-03 - Respond by Dec 9, 2013

Simon Perreault <simon.perreault@viagenie.ca> Wed, 27 November 2013 15:18 UTC

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Le 2013-11-27 10:10, ian.farrer@telekom.de a écrit :
>> If this makes sense, then I would rename the options:
>> s/ENABLE/MULTICAST/ and s/SERVER/UNICAST/. And maybe go further and kill
>> OPTION_DHCP4_O_DHCP6_ENABLE, and just put the multicast address in the
>> payload of OPTION_DHCP4_O_DHCP6_SERVER.
>
> [ian] IIRC, putting the multicast address into the option was discussed in
> the authoring process, but was rejected as being too error prone.

How is a multicast address more error prone than a unicast address? Any 
network admin would immediately notice the error when "it doesn't work". 
And once it's in place, you don't play with it every day. IMHO the 
reduced complexity is definitely worth it.

Does anyone have a convincing argument for this?

Simon
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