DHCPv6 and prefix length

"Petr Morávek [Xificurk]" xificurk at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 21:13:30 UTC 2010

David W. Hankins napsal(a):
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:23:58AM +0200, "Petr Morávek [Xificurk]" wrote:
>> the information on its own. As I understand it, there are currently no
>> plans for fixing this issue systematically in the main tree of dhclient.
> This is not true.  The plan is to use a VSIO option advertised by
> compatible DHCPv6 servers, which the client can apply to the
> allocated address.  In its absence, the client will use a /128 prefix
> for the address, so that it will rely upon the RA-advertised covering
> prefix.

Oh, that's great news! So, we can expect this functionality "soon"? (in
contrast with waiting for a standardizing the DHCPv6 option)

> The original plan was to advertise an IETF-standardized prefix option
> in-band with DHCPv6.

Well, that could take a while...

Best regards,
Petr Morávek

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