extending at the edge

Cameron Byrne cb.list6 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 10:26:40 CEST 2012

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:47 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at swm.pp.se> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Oct 2012, Gert Doering wrote:
>> 3G/LTE doesn't yet (!) support DHCP-PD, but as detailed, this is not a
>> particular problem - those few networks and devices that can handle IPv6
>> today are fine sharing their network-assigned /64 on the LAN.
> Agree. And just to qualify "yet", getting widespread support for DHCPv6-PD
> on 3GPP networks is probably 1-2 years out. It's in the standard
> specification (3GPP release 10) already, but getting stable code that does
> this is probably 2013 timeframe or later. Then we have the whole mess of

My guess is sometime later than 2013. Please don' t hold your breath.


> getting cellular devices to actually support this as well, and judging from
> current device support for IPv6, I wouldn't hold my breath. I do encourage
> everybody to request support for this from device vendors if you ever
> procure this type of equipment!
> For those so inclined, 3GPP UMTS release 10 specifications can be read at
> <http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/123000_123099/123060/10.09.00_60/ts_123060v100900p.pdf>
> (section, or if you want to read the LTE specs, it's at
> <http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/123400_123499/123401/10.08.00_60/ts_123401v100800p.pdf>
> in section
> --
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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