Choice of address for IPv6 default gateway

TJ trejrco at
Thu Jan 26 12:57:13 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 04:16, Mathias Wolkert <tias at> 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


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