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10GBASE-T Switches

On Thu, 2011-02-10 at 20:33 +0100, Daniel Roesen wrote:
> Be aware, that IGMP snooping breaks some(!) IPv6 multicast (e.g.
> DHCPv6). Affects whole EX-series and current plan is to fix it sometime
> end of year (Q4 release). If you use IPv4 multicast and need IGMP
> snooping to prevent flooding and plan to use e.g. stateful DHCPv6, that
> might be a showstopper for now and the VLANs where IGMP snooping is
> enabled.

Not disagreeing, I've never met this device, just curious about the
problem and wondering if it is a generic class of problem.

Is this device supposed to be IPv6-capable? If so, IGMP snooping and MLD
snooping should be able to coexist, I'd have thought. In fact, it will
be a major blow for the future of dual-stacking if they can't.

So is the problem of which you speak just a bug, or is it an artifact of
the switch not being IPv6 capable and so limiting broadcasts at the
ethernet level to IGMP-discovered listeners only, ignoring IPv6
multicast listeners? Or something :-)

Also. why does it only affect DHCPv6? Or was that just an example of a
service that would be affected by the problem?

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/kauer/                   +61-428-957160 (mob)

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