host-identifier with IPv6
cra at WPI.EDU
Wed Mar 4 19:49:02 UTC 2009
On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 12:22:37PM -0700, Ted Lemon wrote:
> Here are the tools available to you:
> 1. you can scan Mac addresses off of machines as they arrive on the
> shipping dock and keep them in a database
> 2. you can look in your ND tables to map Mac addresses to IP addresses,
> and then map the IP address back to the DUID
> 3. you can pick apart the DUID and that may give you a Mac address
> 4. you can have users register their machines
> 5. you can begin the lengthy process of changing the protocol, which may
> pay dividends inside a decade if you are lucky.
> Now, given this set of tools that's available to you, can you cobble
> together a solution using choices 1 through 4 together? Or is waiting a
> decade for your protocol mod to happen really your best choice?
> As far as I know, there are no additional choices. E.g., the choice of
> having the Mac address in the DHCPv6 packet starting today is not
> available, not because I or anyone else at IETF doesn't want you to have
> it, but because we don't have the power to give it to you.
6. We can do #1-4 in parallel with starting #5 today so we can rip out
such hacks as #3 in the future when #5 is ready.
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