Re: Objection to draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt

sthaug@nethelp.no Wed, 01 March 2017 10:58 UTC

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> > > FWIW I wouldn't oppose an exception for manually-configured addresses on
> > > routers.
> >
> > But you would oppose it for hosts? Then I don't think we're any
> > further.
> >
> 
> Not sure about that. I suppose it also depends on what manual means. If
> it's literally just operators configuring them manually by editing
> configuration files that's probably fine, but that's not what you want to
> do, is it?

Yes, that is exactly what I want to do. I want to be able to use the
ifconfig command to set an IPv6 address with a netmask different from
64, and to have the corresponding config file entry take effect when
the box is booted or the service restarted.

Steinar Haug, AS2116