SLAAC(autoconfig) vs DHCPv6

Charles Wyble charles at
Mon Aug 18 16:27:56 CDT 2008

Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On 18 aug 2008, at 22:23, Dale W. Carder wrote:
>> DHCPv6
>> - doesn't ship w/ some OS's
> Forget about it on XP, 

Hmmm. MS says otherwise:
> but it's in Vista. You can add it to BSD/Linux without too much 
> trouble (are there good, bugfree implementations for those yet?)

Bugfree? Nothing is bugfree :)
> but Mac is a problem for prospective DHCPv6 users because the network 
> configuration mechanisms are fairly proprietary and DHCPv6 isn't 
> likely to be supported any time soon.

Hmmmm. I have yet to play with the Mac Ipv6 support (typing this on a 
Mac now I should try in my lab later). What auto configuration 
mechanisms are you referring to? Bonjour? Isn't there an RFC or two for 

Charles Wyble (818) 280 - 7059
CTO Known Element Enterprises / SoCal WiFI project

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