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

Cong Liu <gnocuil@gmail.com> Thu, 28 November 2013 15:44 UTC

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

Sorry, I thought you were talking about reuse 4o6 Server Address option.

If regular DHCPv6 process is not affected by reusing Server Unicast option,
I think it's a good solution.

Cong

2013/11/28 Bernie Volz (volz) <volz@cisco.com>

>  Cong, I don't understand this. Server-unicast option can only specify
> one address.
>
>  The 4o6 client has two lists - the "broadcast" list and the "unicast"
> list. When v4 packet is to be "broadcast", the "broadcast" list is used.
> When unicast and the unicast list is not empty, it is used; otherwise
> broadcast list is used. Broadcast list comes from new 4o6 option or the v6
> multicast address. Unicast list is empty unless the server's v4 lease that
> was selected sent a server-unicast option.
>
>  Yes, if v4 client sends broadcast, packet could go to multiple servers
> but that's what happens with native v4.
>
>  Anyway, just a thought to reduce traffic for v4 unicast case.
>
>  - Bernie (from iPad)
>
> On Nov 28, 2013, at 2:32 AM, "Cong Liu" <gnocuil@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   Hi Bernie,
>
> 2013/11/28 Bernie Volz (volz) <volz@cisco.com>
>
>> Here's a question we can also ponder ...
>>
>> Should we perhaps allow the server to send back the Server-Unicast option
>> to tell the 4o6 Client where it can send unicast (DHCPv4) packets to? This
>> would allow DHCPv4 unicast packets to be sent directly to the server (of
>> course inside a BOOTREQUESTV6 message).
>>
>
>  Assume IPv6 lease time is 100s, and IPv4 lease time is 200s. Then the
> 4o6 Client receives a Server-Unicast option (which may contains 10
> unicast addresses) every 100s, and a Server-Unicast option (which
> contains 1 unicast address) every 200s. I think it adds more complexity for
> client to deal with the same option from different servers (DHCPv6 /
> DHCP4o6).
>
>  Best Regards,
> Cong
>
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