Say "Thank you" to Bill...
jeroen at unfix.org
Sat Apr 7 20:46:31 CEST 2007
Max Tulyev wrote:
> Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
>> On 27-mrt-2007, at 12:01, Max Tulyev wrote:
>>> i.e. if at the network to which Mac is connected there is DHCPv6 and it
>>> works - we will see our IPv6 address when visiting for example
>>> www.ripe.net with all Mac's setup by default.
>> What are you talking about!? Macs don't do DHCPv6.
> And what type of autoconfig they do? This one is enabled by default and
> compatible with Cisco.
As mentioned before: please get a good IPv6 book and read it.
It is called "Router Advertisements" one of the fundamental IPv6 toys.
See also, albeit very short:
bit more text:
Or see for instance
or google for it...
>> Then again, never understimate the trouble a clueless firewall admin can
> Yes. But I think we should think about compatibility in this case. If
> something goes wrong - it should fall back to old one without manual
If the 'firewall admin' decided to simply _drop_ packets then no ICMP is
generated, as such the host that is trying to send packets only has one
choice: time out. After the time out most correctly written applications
will try the next address, which might be an IPv4 one or another IPv6 one.
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