Running DHCPv6 relay without interfaces

Peter Rathlev peter at
Thu Mar 14 17:47:57 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-03-14 at 10:40 -0700, Chris Buxton wrote:
> On Mar 14, 2013, at 10:31 AM, Peter Rathlev wrote:
> > 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.

I can agree with that. I think I'm just too used to not having large
enough sites for a local DHCP server to make sense. :-)


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