Server addressing for renumbering ease

Ben Jencks ben at
Sun Nov 7 02:57:40 CET 2010

On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 19:24, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
> On 11/6/2010 4:06 PM, George Bonser wrote:
>>> Some other options:
>>>> * Solaris lets you configure just the host-part, and it takes
>>>> the network-part from RAs. This seems ideal, but it only works on
>>>> solaris.
>> Yeah, I really like that.  I wish Linux supported it, too.  In fact,
>> I wish that option was incorporated in the standard as an option for
>> anyone to use.  If that were the case, renumbering would be easy and
>> I would be willing to accept the prefix(s) from the RA.
> I've actually looked at incorporating that option into FreeBSD but the
> problem is that the client side of our RA support works according to the
> spec so there is no clean way to handle it.
> Meanwhile, I'm not sure about others, but this is one of the primary use
> cases I have in mind for DHCPv6 PD.

I'm not sure what you mean. How would you use PD for this?


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