Misconceptions, was: IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?

Joel Maslak jmaslak at antelope.net
Thu Dec 29 20:10:45 CST 2011

On Dec 29, 2011, at 7:00 PM, Jeff Kell <jeff-kell at utc.edu> wrote:

> The real-world case for host routing (IMHO) is a server with a public
> interface, an administrative interface, and possibly a third path for
> data backups (maybe four if it's VMware/VMotion too).  Unless the
> non-public interfaces are flat subnets, you need some statics (today). 
> It can be a challenge to get SysAdmins in a co-operative mindset to
> route that correctly (and repetitively if you have a server farm).

What I've done in that case as a sysadmin was a default out the internet interface and some sort of ospf daemon to handle the rest.  If I want a host to learn routing, I put a routing daemon on it.  Otherwise I just use a default route.  I don't see why this changes with IPv6.

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