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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. 

The second phase of your IPv6 adoption plan: Training

In my previous post https://community.infoblox.com/blogs/2015/01/19/kick-2015-first-phase-your-ipv6-plan-assessment I went over in detail the first phase of your IPv6 adoption plan, the assessment. You can find the original post that covers the overall topic about IPv6 adoption at https://community.infoblox.com/blogs/2014/10/28/first-steps-ipv6-adoption-having-plan.

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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...

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

Posted by Tom Coffeen

Posted: March 11, 2015 - 09:45:38 AM

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.  

IPv6 Versus IPv4 is Not an Either/Or Situation

[Reprinted with Permission by Scott Ware]

The second phase of your IPv6 adoption plan: Training

Posted by Ed Horley

Posted: February 11, 2015 - 07:18:03 PM

In my previous post https://community.infoblox.com/blogs/2015/01/19/kick-2015-first-phase-your-ipv6-plan-assessment I went over in detail the first phase of your IPv6 adoption plan, the...