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Re: FW: Question regarding address specs for IPv4-only protocol MIBs
>>>>> Barr Hibbs writes:
Barr> I'm not sure I understand your point: I don't at all understand
Barr> the terms "non-globally scoped address" and "zone identifier" in
Barr> the IPv4 context.
That is why I point you to this. BTW, if you have read RFC 3291, you
should have at least stumbled across those terms and the following
 Deering, S., Haberman, B., Jinmei, T., Nordmark, E., Onoe, A.
and B. Zill, "IPv6 Scoped Address Architecture", Work in
The point is that you can have IPv4 addresses that are only used on a
given link and that there might be boxes that connect multiple such
links with IPv4 addresses that are "link local". On such a box, the
uniqueness property of the IPv4 address is lost and you need
additional information to resolve conflicts.
Barr> A DHCPv4 server DOES NOT listen for requests on the well-known
Barr> port for DHCPv6, will NEVER offer IPv6 addresses to its clients
Barr> (all of which MUST be IPv4), will NEVER support IPv6 addresses
Barr> in its options, NOR will it EVER support DHCPv6 protocol
Barr> A DHCPv6 server is NOT an extension or upgrade path from DHCPv4:
Barr> the protocols use different message formats, different port
Barr> numbers, and a different protocol exchange. We do not believe
Barr> that they can coexist on the same host.
Juergen Schoenwaelder <http://www.informatik.uni-osnabrueck.de/schoenw/>