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

Gert Doering <gert@space.net> Tue, 21 July 2015 09:48 UTC

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

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 11:35:49AM +0200, Lorenzo Colitti wrote:
> This sort of thing can still happen. If lots of devices join at once,
> (e.g., if something happens at a large-scale event when hundreds of people
> pull their phones out of their pockets and turn them on at the same time),
> it may well be cheaper for the network to send one multicast RA.

I've been told that on a *Wifi* network, multicast never comes cheap
(so in the end your AP might just turn the multicast RA into 
unicast-to-all-stations anyway).

So I find that particular argument less than convincing.

Gert Doering
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