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Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

In message <20110227204511.GM27578 at virtual.bogons.net>, Simon Lockhart writes:
> On Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 07:22:08AM +1100, Mark Andrews wrote:
> > > This is often required for legislation compliance. DHCP does this well.
> > 
> > Does it really matter what address a customer has as long as it comes from
> > the /64, /56 or /48 assigned to them?
> You are assuming an access technology that lends itself to subnet-per-custome
> r.
> I run a network with 50,000+ end users using ethernet-based access to the
> user's room. In IPv4, I run 1 or more subnets per building (depending on the 
> number of rooms in the build). I use DHCP to assign IPs, and record the 
> DHCP assignments allow me to trace users in the event of abuse complaints. I
> use DHCP Option82 to allow me to correlate multiple devices in a user's room.
> I feed the DHCP information into my bandwidth management platform to enforce
> different levels (i.e. speeds) of service per user depending on what they've
> purchased.
> I have yet to come up with a viable solution to do all of the above in IPv6
> without using DHCPv6. At the moment, that means that OSX users are not going
> to get IPv6.

Have you *asked* your vendors for a alternate solution?

DHCP kills privacy addresses.
DHCP kills CGAs.


Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: marka at isc.org