[ipv6hackers] Question on DHCPv6 address assignment

Fernando Gont fernando at gont.com.ar
Fri Jan 31 22:00:32 CET 2014


I'm wondering about the following two aspects of different DHCPv6
implementations out there:

1) What's the pattern with which addresses are generated/assigned? Are
they sequential (fc00::1, fc00::2, etc.)?  Random? Something else?

2) What about their stability? Is there any intent/mechanism for them to
be as "stable" as possible? Or is it usual for hosts to get a new
address for each lease?

P.S.: I understand this is likely to vary from one implementation to
another... so please describe which implementation/version you're
referring to.


Best regards,
Fernando Gont
e-mail: fernando at gont.com.ar || fgont at si6networks.com
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