DHCPv6 default gateway option?

Tim Gavin livewire98801 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 07:58:22 UTC 2010

I don't understand the logic behind using the router for this, I don't
like how much is built into IPv6.

All of my devices on our network have a bunch of IPv6 scopes attached
to them.  It seems like a security problem to me that any router can
route the traffic on a network.  I would hazard a guess that an
infected machine could send plenty of advertisements, redirecting a
large portion of traffic through itself.

I don't understand the RFC process all that well, is it possible to
build a gateway option into DHCPv6 even though it's not built into
IPv6 itself?

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:56, Simon Hobson <dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk> wrote:

> Is there a way to "wake this up" ? Wouldn't a time machine be great - to go
> back and get on the working group for such things with the knowledge of
> what's missing !
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