IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?

Kevin Loch kloch at kl.net
Wed Dec 21 19:38:08 CST 2011


Ravi Duggal wrote:

> We thus have draft-droms-dhc-dhcpv6-default-router-00 that extends
> DHCPv6 to do what RA does. And now, we have
> draft-bcd-6man-ntp-server-ra-opt-00.txt that extends RA to advertise
> the NTP information that is currently done via DHCPv6.
> 
> My question is, that which then is the more preferred option for the
> operators? 

In many environments RA is a catastrophic disaster. Some operators need
to be able to do everything with RA turned off on routers, disabled on
hosts and filtered on switches.

- Kevin



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