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Re: Misconceptions, was: IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 01:17:17 -0500

On Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:51:00 +0900, Masataka Ohta said:
Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
Quick sanity check on the hypothesis: Does Windows ship with an IGP enabled by

Sanity check with Windows? Are you sure?

It's a quick sanity check to this statment:

According to the end to end argument, the only possible solution
to the problem, with no complete or correct alternatives, is to
let hosts directly participate in IGP activities.

If it's the "only possible spolution", how come 99.8% of the end nodes
do just fine without it? Oh yeah..

Note that the end to end argument has the following
statement I omitted to quote:

      (Sometimes an incomplete version of the function provided
      by the communication system may be useful as a performance

That is, there are incomplete solutions by intermediate systems
which sometimes work.

For "sometimes" == 99.8% of the net.

If you are saying SLAAC is not enough in your case with
complicated manual management, I don't think I have to
argue against you on how to simplify it.

It got simplfied with a handful of static routes and no IGP and no SLAAC
and no DHCP of any flavor. ;)

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