Re: [dhcwg] dhcpv6-24: movement detection and Confirm message

Thomas Narten <narten@us.ibm.com> Thu, 09 May 2002 12:50 UTC

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To: "Bernie Volz (EUD)" <Bernie.Volz@am1.ericsson.se>
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Subject: Re: [dhcwg] dhcpv6-24: movement detection and Confirm message
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Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 08:43:30 -0400
From: Thomas Narten <narten@us.ibm.com>
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> I didn't find anything in the Stateless Autoconfiguration RFC that
> covers this case, but it would seem to me that if a client has
> determined (through RAs?) that it is on a new link, it would want to
> reset the ManagedFlag & OtherConfigFlag based on the RAs received on
> that new link. Hence, a Confirm might not even make sense if that
> new link is using Stateless since there will be no DHCP servers to
> respond (and if it followed the specification as we currently have
> it written, it would use the old configuration information).

This isn't covered very well in the existing ND specs. But the general
topic has received a lot of attention in the Mobile IP space. For
obvious reasons, they are very interested in detecting movements
quickly.

Thomas

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