Commit 33a90f02 authored by Tomek Mrugalski's avatar Tomek Mrugalski 🛰

[3554] MAC Sources description in the User's Guide clarified

parent be787909
......@@ -1840,11 +1840,12 @@ should include options from the isc option space:
<section id="mac-in-dhcpv6">
<title>MAC/Hardware addresses in DHCPv6</title>
<para>MAC or hardware addesses are available in DHCPv4 and administrators
<para>MAC/hardware addesses are available in DHCPv4 messages
from the client and administrators
frequently use that information to perform certain tasks, like per host
configuration, address reserveration for specific MAC addresses and other.
Unfortunately, DHCPv6 protocol does not provide any completely reliable way
to access that information. To mitigate that issue a number of mechanisms
to retrieve that information. To mitigate that issue a number of mechanisms
has been implemented in Kea that attempts to gather that information. Each
of those mechanisms works in certain cases, but may fail in others. There
is no single best mechanism as they are somewhat dependent on the network
......@@ -1852,10 +1853,17 @@ should include options from the isc option space:
<para>Kea allows configuration which of the supported methods should be
used and in which order. This configuration may be considered a fine tuning
of the DHCP deployment. The format of this parameter is as follows:
of the DHCP deployment. In a typical deployment the default
value of <command>"any"</command> is reasonable and there's no
need to change it. This paramter is the most useful in cases
when an administrator wants to disable certain method, e.g. if you
trust the network infrastructure more than the information
provided by the clients clients themselves, you may prefer
information provided by the relays over that provided by the
clients. The format of this parameter is as follows:
<screen>
"Dhcp6": {
<userinput>"mac-sources: [ "method1", "method2", "method3", ... ]</userinput>,
<userinput>"mac-sources": [ "method1", "method2", "method3", ... ]</userinput>,
"subnet6": [ ... ],
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