IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?

Masataka Ohta mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Fri Dec 23 00:16:36 UTC 2011

Glen Kent wrote:

> While in some environments, typically with small number of devices,
> its indispensable. Small businesses may not want the complexity of
> setting up a central server (for DHCP) - SLAAC works very well in such
> environments.

IPv6 routers are the central servers for SLAAC with the
complexity of setting up.

Moreover, SLAAC is stateful in the worst way, because states
of address assignments are held unnecessarily distributed way,
which is why time and power consuming DAD is considered to be

Just as most, if not all, NAT boxes have preconfigured DHCPv4
service to offer part of preconfigured private address
space, home IPv6 routers may have preconfigured DHCPv6
service to offer part of configured public address space.

					Masataka Ohta

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