Re: DHCPv6 address used when M or O bit is set

Bob Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com> Wed, 04 April 2012 15:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: DHCPv6 address used when M or O bit is set
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Dominik,

The M and O flags are defined in RFC4861.  They are not removed (or deprecated).

Bob

On Apr 4, 2012, at 6:55 AM, Dominik Elsbroek wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> the discussion on the mailing list titled "RA "requires" DHCPv6 ?" is
> quite confusingto me since RFC 4862 states, the flags M and O are
> removed, but not deprecated. They don't even longer exist, but still
> exist?
> 
> But what should a client do now? Is a client asked to request further
> information from a DHCPv6 server if it receives a router advertisement
> with these bits set? And if, which address should the client use? The
> link local FF02:0:0:0:0:0:1:2 (All-dhcp-agents) or the site-local
> FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:3 (All-dhcp-servers)?
> 
> Kind regards,
> Dominik
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