IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?

Masataka Ohta mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Sat Dec 24 08:52:10 UTC 2011

Michael Sinatra wrote:

>> That's a configuration of RA, not DHCPv6.
> So?  If DHCPv6 had default route capability you wouldn't need RA at all.

According to the end to end principle that hosts do everything,
default router is a bad idea and you should better snoop IGP,
which is the only solution for multihomed cases.

>> local DHCPv6 server should be running locally by default.
> If you're talking about a little CPE router, maybe.  If you're talking
> about an enterprise core router, then no.

The context of the thread is:

> 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.

					Masataka Ohta

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