Re: [v6ops] RFC7084

Ole Troan <otroan@employees.org> Thu, 12 December 2013 10:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [v6ops] RFC7084
From: Ole Troan <otroan@employees.org>
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>> 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.
> 
> The usual concern is that a bazillion devices all requesting PDs every so often adds up to a lot of traffic.   But since the existing spec doesn't forbid this, we're stuck with it.

then you're understanding of "usual" is different from mine. :-)
as far as I know this can only happen in very specific circumstances during transition.

we should be more concerned about this idea of using one protocol to provision another.
in this case ND to configure DHCP. is that a good design principle to follow?

cheers,
Ole