IPv6 Confusion

Nathan Ward nanog at daork.net
Wed Feb 18 20:26:30 UTC 2009

On 19/02/2009, at 9:17 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:

> 2) Some end-node box with a IPv6 stack from "Joe's Software Emporium  
> and
> Bait-n-Tackle" sees an RA packet, and concludes that since RA and  
> DHCPv6
> are mutually exclusive, to ignore any DHCPv6 packets it sees, and  
> hilarity
> ensues.

They are not mutually exclusive, DHCPv6 *requires* RA.

Or did you mean SLAAC?

If you did, I am not sure that they are mutually exclusive - I see no  
reason for telling hosts a prefix to number out of (SLAAC), and also  
telling hosts to use DHCPv6. That actually seems like a good solution  
to a number of problems.

Nathan Ward

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