Re: [v6ops] Stateful SLAAC (draft-ietf-v6ops-unique-ipv6-prefix-per-host)

Victor Kuarsingh <victor@jvknet.com> Mon, 13 November 2017 14:24 UTC

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From: Victor Kuarsingh <victor@jvknet.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:23:56 -0500
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Subject: Re: [v6ops] Stateful SLAAC (draft-ietf-v6ops-unique-ipv6-prefix-per-host)
To: Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>
Cc: Ole Troan <otroan@employees.org>, "v6ops@ietf.org WG" <v6ops@ietf.org>, "6man@ietf.org" <6man@ietf.org>
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On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:53 AM, Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>; wrote:
> On 11/13/2017 09:22 PM, Victor Kuarsingh wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 4:21 AM, Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>; wrote:
>>> On 11/13/2017 11:07 AM, Ole Troan wrote:
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>>>
>>> If the implementation approach is as you've described, this is outside
>>> of the SLAAC specification, indeed (nobody can prevent you from spawning
>>> instances of SLAAC that behave according to the existing standards).
>>> >From a operational point of view, one would wonder why pursue this path
>>> as opposed to e.g. do DHCPv6 -- even if that means: we want to support
>>> Android, and Android does not support DHCPv6.
>>
>> My understanding is one of the authors is an operator and the model
>> represents operational experience and input on this.
>
> This doesn't answer the question I made above.

It was noted "From a operational point of view, one would wonder why
pursue this path as opposed to e.g. do DHCPv6".

What I am suggesting is the draft represents an actual operational
point of view from people in the field.

However, the methods described don't inhibit other choices to be made
in other networks, with perhaps other circumstances, to use DHCPv6.

regards,

Victor K

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