[Cerowrt-devel] dhcpv4 to slaac naming rfc ready to submit

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Mon Feb 17 18:01:50 EST 2014

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:11:54AM +0100, Baptiste Jonglez wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 10:28:10AM -0500, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> > At best, this is a partial solution.  Using a Modified EUI-64 (RFC4291
> > sec 2.5.1) is not very reliable.  Many systems out there, including
> > Windows and recent Linux distributions, do Privacy Addressing by
> > default, so you will never find their SLAAC address by assuming they
> > constructed their address using EUI-64 based on their Link Layer
> > Address.  Also, they may not respond to ICMPv6 echo requests due to
> > firewall settings.
> Privacy extensions define *additional* addresses, while keeping the SLAAC
> addresses.  RFC4941 does not explicitely state so, but it is hinted at in
> Section 2.4, third paragraph.

Well, whatever Windows 7 does, it doesn't provide *ANY* EUI-64 address
at all, so this won't work with the most popular platform out there.

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