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DHCPv6 and the Trouble with MAC Addresses (Part 1 of 2)

DHCP in IPv4 has a taken-for-granted characteristic that provides it with powerful management flexibility: If you pull apart a DHCP header you find the MAC address of the host that originated the packet.  

This provides unambiguous identification of a host machine (or, more accurately, a particular interface on a host machine) and has been used for years in network operations to help facilitate everything from configuring fixed addresses in DHCP to provisioning processes, asset tracking, security policy enforcement. 

It may be April 1, but this is no joke! Big Changes Coming to the Community

Today is notable for many reasons.  In prior years, like many, I reserve April 1st as a day where anything can and will happen.... and most of it is a practical joke.  This April first, we've decided to announce significant changes to the community site that are not a 'practical joke.'

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Momentum Is A key Ingredient

Posted by eric stieg

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 09:58:20 AM

Last week, we announced that your community will be receiving a major update in the coming weeks and months.  We have received a terrific response  from fellow community members about "keys to success" and what you would like.  Please keep the suggestions rolling in!

Integrating Infoblox IPAM with vRealize Automation - Part 1

Posted by eric stieg

Posted: April 07, 2015 - 10:44:29 AM

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DHCPv6 and the Trouble with MAC Addresses (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Tom Coffeen

Posted: April 02, 2015 - 02:16:36 PM

DHCP in IPv4 has a taken-for-granted characteristic that provides it with powerful management flexibility: If you pull apart a DHCP header you find the MAC address of the host that originated the packet.  

Today is notable for many reasons.  In prior years, like many, I reserve April 1st as a day where anything can and will happen.... and most of it is a practical joke.

The Third Phase of Your IPv6 Adoption Plan: Planning and Design

Posted by Ed Horley

Posted: March 18, 2015 - 10:35:42 AM

In my previous posts I went over details for the first phase of your IPv6 adoption plan, the assessment and...