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dhcpy6d - a MAC address aware DHCPv6 server
- Subject: dhcpy6d - a MAC address aware DHCPv6 server
- From: bortzmeyer at nic.fr (Stephane Bortzmeyer)
- Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 11:19:00 +0100
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
On Mon, Nov 05, 2012 at 09:14:54AM +0100,
Henri Wahl <h.wahl at ifw-dresden.de> wrote
a message of 155 lines which said:
> - identifies clients by MAC address, DUID or hostname
Excellent, identification by MAC address was often requested. Thanks
for this software.
> like other people we had the problem that existing DHCPv6 servers do
> not evaluate the MAC address of clients, following RFC 3315.
I'm not convinced that it is RFC's fault. The only thing I find in RFC
3315 is (section 9) "DHCP servers use DUIDs to identify clients for
the selection of configuration parameters and in the association of
IAs with clients." I read it as "a compliant DHCPv6 server MUST
recognize DUID and identify clients this way" which does not logically
imply that it cannot identify clients by other means as well.