Re: [v6ops] A proposal for draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07

Timothy Winters <twinters@iol.unh.edu> Tue, 07 March 2017 19:18 UTC

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From: Timothy Winters <twinters@iol.unh.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:18:24 -0500
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Subject: Re: [v6ops] A proposal for draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07
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Hi James,

The NOTE in 4861 states implementations can choose to process them
independently.    I'm not sure where you it allows for dropping on-link
determination if it fails.     Can you point me at the line that allows
this?

Regards,
Tim

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 2:11 PM, james woodyatt <jhw@google.com>; wrote:

> On Mar 7, 2017, at 11:05, Timothy Winters <twinters@iol.unh.edu>; wrote:
>
>
> Last Paragraph of Section 6.3.4
>
> "  Similarly,[ADDRCONF] may impose certain restrictions on the prefix
> length for
>    address configuration purposes.  Therefore, the prefix might be
>    rejected by [ADDRCONF] implementation in the host.  However, the
>    prefix length is still valid for on-link determination when combined
>    with other flags in the prefix option."
>
> It allows for rejection in ADDRCONF as LwIP does, but requires on-link
> determination.
>
>
> Respectfully, my concern is that the Note, which immediately follows that
> excerpt (see my previous message), provides sufficient clarification that
> on-link determination is not REQUIRED to proceed if Prefix Length is
> invalid for address configuration purposes in a host that implements RFC
> 4862. It is merely OPTIONAL.
>
>
> --james woodyatt <jhw@google.com>;
>
>
>
>


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