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Re: WLAN (was Re: IPv6 Host Configuration of Recursive DNS Server)

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Masataka Ohta wrote:

> Mohacsi Janos;
> > I think it is very useful. The DHCP is very heavy in some environment.
> ND is very heavy in some MIPv6 environment.

I agree.

> Say it to Bob Hinden and others who wrote things like
>    3.1.1 Neighbor Discovery Extension - DNS Server Option
> in the DNS autoconfiguration draft.

Then probably has to rename something like : Autoconfigration extension
with Neighbor Discovery -DNS Server Option

> >>If we concentrate on Ethernet and address resolution, there is
> >>no reason not to use ARP.
> > There is a reason to use ND e.g. on point to point to links you can use
> > ND, while ARP is useless.
> ARP is working just fine over point to point Ethernet, though
> point to point links do not need any MAC address, in which
> case both ARP and ND are unnecessary and useless for address
> resolution.
> So?

Even if you don't configure any address on your point to point links?
How can you check existence a working node with the link-local address of
the remote side?


Janos Mohacsi
Network Engineer, Research Associate
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