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v6 & DSL / Cable modems
> The problem is that DHCP seemed like a good idea at the time but it
> doesn't make any sense today. We know that parsing complex binary data
> formats is asking for security problems.
And parsing complex text data structures is better?
> What we need is a simple, fast, efficient way to distribute the basic
> information that a host needs to start sending and receiving packets
> and a pointer to a place where additional location dependent
> configuration information can be found. That would be: address+prefix,
> gateway and (arguably) DNS and then something like a URL for a server
> that has the config info. The system and applications can then load
> information from the config server over HTTP in XML format or some such.
No, this information must be available in *one* place. It's called a
DHCP server. As an operator, this is clearly what I want, both for IPv4
Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no