jjmbcom at gmail
May 19, 2012, 2:26 PM
Post #17 of 18
On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Tore Anderson <
tore.anderson [at] redpill-linpro> wrote:
> * John Jason Brzozowski
> > [jjmb] there are some other things we should discuss offline, perhaps
> > with your provider that I imagine are of interest. contact me at work
> > if you wish to discuss.
> I'll certainly take you up on this offer, thanks! My contact in Get (my
> provider) is busy with non-IPv6 stuff in the next week though.
> > No preference values are being transmitted in the ADVERTISE messages.
> > Hmm. I've had my PD prefix change on me once already, and that's the
> > probably the reason. Unlike my laptop, my HGW (a ZyXEL P2812) sends
> > RELEASE once its WAN port goes down, and starts the DHCPv6 client
> > machine from scratch (with SOLICIT) once it comes back up. So I guess
> > that would mean it's a coin's toss whether I get back the same
> prefix I
> > had before, or if I get the prefix offered by the other DHCPv6
> > Which is rather problematic, as the ZyXEL doesn't handle LAN
> > very well, so I get left with stale and non-working addresses from
> > old prefix on the hosts.
> > [jjmb] you should get your PD renewed, your operator may have to tweak
> > some CNR settings. CNR has great support for IPv6. I worked with that
> > team (include Bernie) over 6 years ago to help put it there.
> The problem is that my HGW will immediately forget all about the PD as
> soon as you unplug the WAN port. I would imagine that this runs counter
> to various RFCs, but that's how it behaves. So when I reconnect it to
> the cable modem, it won't try to renew/confirm any previously received
> IA_PD (or IA_NA for that matter), it starts the DHCPv6 client completely
> from scratch. So if there's two DHCPv6 servers, offering two different
> IAs, the chance of getting back my old prefix would be fifty-fifty,
> right? (Assuming the Preference option isn't included in the ADVERTISE
> messages, that is.)
[jjmb] time for a new router, try dlink. ;)
> > Currently I only get only one ADVERTISE message though, so perhaps
> > they're working on improving this as we speak.
> > [jjmb] perhaps or they have a separate, single server for IPv6.
> They had two servers a couple of days ago, but now I see only one. So
> perhaps they shut down one in order to implement the Preference option.
> Or one crashed. No idea really. It's still at a early pilot stage so I
> can imagine they feel free to change stuff around without notifying me. :-)
[jjmb] have them contact me off list, I can give them some guidance.
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> Tore Anderson
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John Jason Brzozowski