IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?

Masataka Ohta mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Mon Dec 26 05:09:01 UTC 2011

TJ wrote:

> I  think perhaps you are confusing "what must be supported by
> implementations" (and ignoring the text describing the requirements) as
> stated in 6434, with operational usage.

There is not much difference.

> For example - SLAAC must be supported by the implementations, but an
> environment isn't required to use it.

Still, if ND, which SHOULD be implemented, is not implemented,
SLAAC CAN NOT be implemented.

And, if RA is obsoleted, which is a point of discussion, there
is no reason to keep so bloated ND only for address resolution.

						Masataka Ohta

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