Re: Comments on <draft-gont-6man-stable-privacy-addresses-01>

Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> Wed, 18 April 2012 04:25 UTC

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Hi, Karl,

On 04/17/2012 09:58 PM, Karl Auer wrote:
> A DHCPv6 server that allocates addresses linearly would be better fixed
> not to do so, than to go to the trouble of implementing stable addresses
> a la Gont.

Not sure what you mean. -- Having the DHCPv6 server implement
draft-gont-6man-stable-privacy-addresses might be interesting such that
stable addresses are leased to nodes state-lessly.



> The DHCPv6 model is one where the client defers to the server. While a
> client can request specific addresses, and so could request one it had
> generated using the stable address algorithm, it would still be entirely
> up to the server whether or not to honour that request.

Exactly. Hence the DHCPv6 server could be computing the algorithm in
draft-gont-6man-stable-privacy-addresses.

Thanks,
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Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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