[ipv6hackers] "Stick to limited IPv6 deployments, businesses warned"

Owen DeLong owend at he.net
Thu Sep 6 21:43:00 CEST 2012

On Sep 6, 2012, at 06:56 , Jim Small <jim.small at cdw.com> wrote:

> Hi Owen,
>>>>> I share your view. Personally I don't like SLAAC at all. However it is
>>>>> very "explosive" topic where different people have very differed
>> opinion
>>>>> about that. Observing the current situation all important vendors (MS,
>>>>> Apple) started supporting DHCPv6, so I expect that DHCPv6 will be a
>>>>> dominant method of autoconfiguration.
>>>> So we're pretty much writing off RDNSS?  That what it seems like to me,
>> but just confirming.
>>> Working for an ISP here - we are definitely asking our router vendors
>>> about lots of IPv6 features, but RDNSS is *not* on the list so far.
>> This might be helpful:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_IPv6_support_in_operating_s
>> ystems
>> According to it, RDNSS is supported in Linux, BSD, JunOS, MacOS, MeeGo
>> (whatever that is), and available as an addon for Vista and 7.
>> FWIW, the number of OS implementing RDNSS isn't much less than the
>> number with DHCPv6 support in the table (10 RDNSS and 13 DHCP).
> That's good, but I'm a little skeptical.  I have seen things reported here that turn out not to be true.  Can someone who has OS 10.7 or 10.8 confirm that RDNSS actually works?

Confirmed... I got RDNSS working on my Mikrotik router and my Mac (10.8) did, in fact, learn the DNS servers advertised.

Now, if only my Juniper router supported RDNSS.


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