IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Dec 21 21:37:58 UTC 2011

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Ray Soucy <rps at maine.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Tomas Podermanski <tpoder at cis.vutbr.cz> wrote:
>> from my perspective the short answer for this never-ending story is:
>> - SLAAC/RA is totally useless, does not bring any benefit at all
>>  and should be removed from IPv6 specs

> I'm afraid you're about 10 years too late for this opinion to make
> much difference. ;-)

I won't go so far as to say SLAAC should be removed from the IPv6 spec
but it's never too late to deprecate a protocol that doesn't pan out.
I'm with Owen:

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 4:58 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> Currently, most significant environments have to cobble together a complete
> solution from remnants of SLAAC and DHCP. This is far from ideal.
> Far better for organizations to look at 2 complete solutions and pick the
> solution that works best for them in their environment.

Bill Herrin

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