Re: [dhcwg] one more comment about the lifetime option

Ted Lemon <mellon@nominum.com> Tue, 03 August 2004 22:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dhcwg] one more comment about the lifetime option
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 15:07:02 -0700
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On Aug 3, 2004, at 10:03 AM, JINMEI Tatuya / 神明達哉 wrote:
> Is it possible to specify different lifetimes for different instances
> of stateless information?  For example, people may want to specify
> different lifetimes for recursive DNS server addresses and for SIP
> server addresses.

I think the amount of work the server has to do to make this happen is 
more than the amount of work that is saved.   That is, you're going to 
have to process an Information Request packet every time anything on 
the client expires.   And figuring out that you only need to send 
certain options, and not certain others, is more work than just sending 
what you have.   So I think that not only is it not necessary to have 
different lifetimes for different options, it's actually harmful to 
have them.


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