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Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6



On 2/27/11 3:08 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Look, can we stop arguing about whether someone needs DHCP or not,
> whether they need SLAAC or not. Let's just get both solutions to a mature
> and useful state where a network administrator can pick the one that works
> best for their environment and move on.
> 
> Devices, routers, OSs, etc. should support both. The IETF should stop letting
> the two working groups focus on damaging the other protocol and we should
> stop treating this as a competition or a battle and start treating it as options
> to accomplish a task.

The documents are done at least for sufficient pieces to make it work.
it's in the hands of vendors and has been for a while. The simple fact
is that if you want to do it a particular way and you have an installed
base that doesn't support doing it that way, then you're not doing it
that way.

> Owen
> 
> On Feb 27, 2011, at 1:25 PM, Franck Martin wrote:
> 
>> Yes I don't understand why we need DHCPv6, true RD did not have DNS information to pass, but that is fixed, no?
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Matthew Palmer" <mpalmer at hezmatt.org>
>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>> Sent: Sunday, 27 February, 2011 4:06:29 PM
>> Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 08:56:33AM -0500, Ray Soucy wrote:
>>> Mac OS X 10.7 does support RDNSS (RFC 5001) so it is able to get DNS
>>> server information in an IPv6-only environment.  Of course nobody else
>>> has implemented that yet, making Apple a "special case" host once
>>> again (I don't even think Cisco supports the option in their T series
>>> yet).
>>
>> radvd and rdnssd work together on Linux nicely to provide RDNSS support. 
>> Works a treat.
>>
>> - Matt
>>
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