Re: [mif] Comments on draft-mouton-mif-dhcpv6-drlo-00

Ted Lemon <> Tue, 13 September 2011 12:59 UTC

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On Sep 13, 2011, at 12:40 AM, maximilien mouton wrote:
In this case an Information-Request when client's lifetime expires (or
is close to) is sufficient especially if lifetime's upper limit is

One thing to be crystal clear about is that even if an option is added that contains a lifetime, it would be a major extension of the DHCP protocol to propose that the client include that lifetime in its calculations for when to renew.   Adding an option is a minor extension.   I would oppose a major extension for this purpose; I don't know how the working group as a whole would feel about it, but I suspect there would be a great deal of skepticism.

The way lifetimes of configuration information are handled is either with the IRT, in the case of stateless DHCPv6, or with the lease renewal timer, in the case of stateful.   So if you put a lifetime in a route option, I don't see what good it would do.