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Re: v6 subnet size for DSL & leased line customers

  • From: sthaug
  • Date: Sun Dec 23 16:52:35 2007

> > do organizations you know prefer autoconf or dhcpv6?  and why?
> What I hear is that enterprise admins want DHCPv6 because they want to  
> have control. Me, I want to run a DHCPv6-free network because RAs give  
> me what I want and more protocols just means more headaches.

I would much prefer DHCPv6 to work "just like DHCPv4" - which means 
that the great bulk of our customers are configured with an unnumbered
interface on a BRAS, and all the relevant IP configuration is on the
DHCP server. The key here is avoidance of customer-specific config on
the BRAS.

It's beginning to sound like IPv6 is going to be considerably more
complex than IPv4 here - which is certainly going to slow its uptake...

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, [email protected]