Re: [v6ops] DHCPv6/SLAAC Make Hosts Confusing-//RE: new draft: draft-liu-bonica-v6ops-dhcpv6-slaac-problem

Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> Wed, 30 October 2013 12:07 UTC

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Subject: Re: [v6ops] DHCPv6/SLAAC Make Hosts Confusing-//RE: new draft: draft-liu-bonica-v6ops-dhcpv6-slaac-problem
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On Oct 30, 2013, at 4:22 AM, Mark ZZZ Smith <markzzzsmith@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> I think DHCPv6 is really solving the application layer configuration problem, which is independent of and not specific to the underlying links and network layer parameters.

Actually DHCPv6 is a poor solution to that problem, because application configuration is not typically network-specific.  This has been discussed at some length recently on the IETF mailing list.