[ipv6hackers] Question on DHCPv6 address assignment

Fernando Gont fgont at si6networks.com
Fri Jan 31 23:33:22 CET 2014

Hi, Scott,

On 01/31/2014 06:46 PM, Scott Hogg wrote:
> 1) To my knowledge, most DHCPv6 servers hand out randomized interface
> identifiers within the scope range.
> 2) Hosts typically renew their lease at 50% of the lease time.  If the
> lease time is one week, then, most hosts that are joined to the network
> regularly will renew their least at 3.5 days and keep a fairly stable
> address.

Same thing after boot-strapping? i.e., last-used address is renewed as
opposed to getting a new randomized address?

Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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