Choice of address for IPv6 default gateway

TJ trejrco at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 06:57:13 CST 2012


On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 04:16, Mathias Wolkert <tias at netnod.se> wrote:

> > Note, you can use RA for default gateway while still using static
> addressing.
>
> Could you give me a little bit more on this?
>

Easy: have the RAs sent w/ a prefix information option included, but w/o
the A bit being set.



> It seems to me that most platforms stop listening to RAs once you give
> them a static address.
>

That is (IMHO) a broken implementation.  A static address, or even
a statically configured default gateway, should not prevent RAs from being
processed.


 /TJ


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