Communicate the gateway to the clients

Lorenzo Colitti lorenzo at
Wed Nov 21 03:13:55 CET 2012

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Enno Rey <erey at> wrote:

> > Not yet. There's work underway to fix that omission:
> not sure if everybody here agrees with the term "omission". not sure if
> the "fix" from
> will ever
> see the light of the world (read: be ratified) either.

Yep. I for one do not agree that it's an omission. I think that the
semantics of DHCPv6 are less well-suited for routing information than RAs,
because they are less dynamic (no deprecation), don't have fate-sharing,
and support only one source of truth. It seems to me that the only
advantage of using DHCPv6 is operational consistency with IPv4, and IMO
that's not a good enough reason to give up those advantages.

> Given this is an ops mailing list, this discussion might be ill-suited
> here. Just want to avoid that Andreas gets some hope that turns out to be
> unrealistic...

+1. Given that there is disagreement in the IETF, you might have to wait a
long time before the DHCPv6 route option is standardized, and it might not
happen at all.
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