DHCPv6 address used when M or O bit is set

Dominik Elsbroek <dominik.elsbroek@gmail.com> Wed, 04 April 2012 13:55 UTC

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Subject: DHCPv6 address used when M or O bit is set
From: Dominik Elsbroek <dominik.elsbroek@gmail.com>
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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