[shim6] HBA and DHCPv6

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Mon, 04 October 2010 22:42 UTC

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Subject: [shim6] HBA and DHCPv6
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While reviewing the applicability draft, I was reminded of this:

>    Stateful address auto-configuration using DHCP [RFC3315] is not
>    currently supported, because there is no defined mechanism to convey
>    the CGA Parameter Data Structure and other relevant information from
>    the DHCP server to the host.  The definition of such mechanism seems
>    to be quite straightforward in the case of the HBA, since only the
>    CGA Parameter Data Structure needs to be delivered from the DHCP
>    server to the Shim6 host, and this data structure does not contain
>    any secret information.  

Isn't this "straightforward" extension to DHCPv6 a loose end that
we should try to tie up before closing this WG?

   Brian Carpenter