Re: [v6ops] new draft: draft-yc-v6ops-solicited-ra-unicast

"Fred Baker (fred)" <fred@cisco.com> Thu, 16 July 2015 08:23 UTC

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From: "Fred Baker (fred)" <fred@cisco.com>
To: Mark Smith <markzzzsmith@gmail.com>
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> On Jul 16, 2015, at 10:15 AM, Mark Smith <markzzzsmith@gmail.com>; wrote:
> 
> I think this means that unicasting solicited RAs on certain link types
> would usefully reduce multicasts. It does raise the question as to why
> solicited RAs were multicast in the first place.

Not sure. RFC 826, which is the obvious predecessor, calls for the response to an ARP request to be unicast.

Thanks for your note.