DHCP code in 2.0.4+

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Tue Jun 9 01:59:57 CEST 2009

On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 16:24 +0100, A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk wrote:
> add into that dynamic IPv6 addreses in the link-local domain when
> systems want to talk to eachother. noone in the rest of the network
> needs to know those addresses so how/when do they get logged and known about? ;-)

You don't need to know them - or rather, you already know them. They are
derivable from the MAc addresses of the machines.

> aye. stateless router solicitated addreses just work but then you've got to
> keep track/log them...and they can often change, nice. DHCPv6 would
> be okay - ha. if only clients actually supported it!

Clients took quite a while to support DHCP, remember those days? DHCPv6
is ready to go on MAC OSX and Linux, trivially installable in most Unix
variants, and there's a straightforward client (Dibbler) available for
Windows. Windows 7 *may* have a client built in.

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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