Say "Thank you" to Bill...

Mohacsi Janos mohacsi at
Sun Apr 8 09:35:34 CEST 2007

On Sat, 7 Apr 2007, Jeroen Massar wrote:

> 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
>>>> 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
>>> cause.
>> 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
>> troubleshooting.
> 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.

Have your firewall admin look at icmpv6 filtering recommendations to get 
some clue:

 	Janos Mohacsi

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