[ipv6hackers] Configuring my laptop to use RFC 7217

Fernando Gont fgont at si6networks.com
Tue Jul 18 20:37:46 CEST 2017

On 07/17/2017 04:05 PM, Francis Dupont wrote:
> Note that RFC 7217 addresses are not supposed to assign by DHCP.
> After an exchange with Tomek Mrugalski (both DHCP implementor
> and one of IETF DHC WG chair) the conclusion was (quoting Tomek):
> 7217 defines how to do it with SLAAC, not in DHCP. There was a draft
> specific to that (draft-ietf-dhc-stable-privacy-addresses). It was
> adopted in DHC, but after a while it was rejected. Here's the email with
> summary of the issues:
> https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/dhcwg/iQKRFN2iRx4zqkyijBub9X-4Byg

Actually, the "issues" were pretty much bogus, and I was quite puzzle
why the document was dropped -- or, more specifically, puzzled about the
rationale with which it was dropped.

This is the email I posted at the time, with no answer from the involved
parties (curiously enough):

Ironically enough, the individual was was louder about dropping this
document is the same one that decided not to support DHCPv6 in Android.

"Funny" world we live in.... :-)

Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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