Re: [v6ops] RFC7084

Erik Kline <ek@google.com> Wed, 11 December 2013 10:09 UTC

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From: Erik Kline <ek@google.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:08:44 +0900
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Subject: Re: [v6ops] RFC7084
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> Am I the only to read this as maybe a hint towards necessity of creation
> of a new flag akin to M/O but specific to IA_PD? I.e. it would be allow
> a Router to see whether it may be able to specifically request a
> Delegated Prefix even when it would self-configure its address by other
> means than DHCP.

I'm not sure I understand how's that materially different/better than
a node just trying to request a PD if it wants one, and coping with
the response (whatever it may be), like it does today.

I think at best you'd end up saving a few unnecessary packets per
device per uptime cycle.