[Dibbler] Mixed stateless autoconfiguration and DHCP

Tomasz Mrugalski thomson at klub.com.pl
Fri Jun 27 11:03:59 CEST 2008


On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 somebody known as Karl Auer wrote:

> As a side note, I can't figure out *why* a router would advertise a
> prefix but tell its clients that they aren't allowed to use it. Makes no
> sense to me - why advertise it at all? And there is no guarantee that a
> misbehaving or malicious client won't use it anyway.
Announced prefixes may be used in 2 ways:
1. configure routing to the advertised prefix (prefix may be announced to 
bo available on link directly or via router).
2. generate host addresses from prefixes available on link.

AdvAutonomous bit in RA message affects only case 2.

Cheers,
Tomek



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