SLAAC(autoconfig) vs DHCPv6

TJ trejrco at
Mon Aug 18 16:41:53 CDT 2008

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles Wyble [mailto:charles at]
>Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 5:28 PM
>To: nanog at
>Subject: Re: SLAAC(autoconfig) vs DHCPv6
>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:

Did you see somewhere on that site, that WinXP does DHCPv6?
I don't.  And it would be wrong, to boot.
(Not just IPv6 support - that is one simple command ...)

>> 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 Zeroconf?

No, I believe he is referring to the actual network configuration.
Not the (almost) automatic/automated service/device discovery ...

>Charles Wyble (818) 280 - 7059


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