[systemd-devel] [PATCH] sd-dhcp: implement IPv4 link-local support

David Timothy Strauss david at davidstrauss.net
Thu Feb 27 14:28:07 PST 2014

This is a lot of code, and this approach is largely obsoleted by
link-local IPv6 addressing, which also has the benefits of being
simpler, deterministic (at least with RFC 4862), and collision-proof.
Both Apple [1] and Microsoft [2] prefer IPv6 link-local as the best

Is it really that important to support self-assigned IPv4?

[1] https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/NetServices/Articles/about.html
[2] https://blogs.technet.com/b/jlosey/archive/2011/02/02/why-you-should-leave-ipv6-alone.aspx

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