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

Mark ZZZ Smith <markzzzsmith@yahoo.com.au> Wed, 30 October 2013 20:07 UTC

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Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:06:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mark ZZZ Smith <markzzzsmith@yahoo.com.au>
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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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----- Original Message -----
> From: Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com>
> To: Mark ZZZ Smith <markzzzsmith@yahoo.com.au>
> Cc: Andrew Yourtchenko <ayourtch@cisco.com>om>; Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>om>; "draft-liu-bonica-v6ops-dhcpv6-slaac-problem@tools.ietf.org" <draft-liu-bonica-v6ops-dhcpv6-slaac-problem@tools.ietf.org>rg>; "v6ops@ietf.org" <v6ops@ietf.org>rg>; Ole Troan (otroan) <otroan@cisco.com>om>; Dave Thaler <dthaler@microsoft.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [v6ops] DHCPv6/SLAAC Make Hosts Confusing-//RE: new draft: draft-liu-bonica-v6ops-dhcpv6-slaac-problem
> 
> 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.
> 

I'll have to look that up. Thanks for letting me know.

I have recently been thinking a bit more about that in the context of the DHCPv6 option transparency draft I posted, and have started to wonder if LDAP or SLP style directories would be better, with a special well known directory branch to represent network or subnet local application parameters.

Thanks,
Mark.