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Re: dynamic or static IPv6 prefixes to residential customers
From: Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes () stressinduktion org>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 14:00:56 +0200

On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 01:14:52PM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
*Really*?  It bakes the endpoint MAC into the IP?  Well, that's miserably
poor architecture design.


It can and it is a common default. It is not required.

It's actually rather elegant architecture design for the goals it was
implemented to accomplish.

<http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iesg-serno-privacy-00> warned against using
hardware serial numbers in End-to-End protocols. As Privacy Extensions and DAD
actually work great in my environments I will stay with that option. Servers
will get static IP addresses. I don't see a need for embedding serial numbers
into IP addresses.

gruss,

  Hannes



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