Running DHCPv6 relay without interfaces

sthaug at sthaug at
Thu Mar 14 17:46:38 UTC 2013

> > Hmm... We're an enterprise and for us it's probably relatively easy to
> > implement company wide, but multicast routing in the Internet?
> No, you misunderstood my meaning. I meant within a site, not across the Internet. If your DHCPv6 server is not in the same site as the clients, then unless you're using vlans to bridge sites together (not my recommendation), you'll need at least one DHCPv6 relay at the client site.
> I was just pointing out that within a site, there is a potential alternative to relays. I was not saying that relays are bad in any way. But v6 multicast routing within a site makes a lot of sense to me.

You're *way* more optimistic about IPv6 multicast than I am. I think
we'll live with our DHCP relays for IPv6 just as for IPv4.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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