Android and DHCPv6 again

Nicholas Warren nwarren at
Thu Oct 15 15:20:52 UTC 2015

Excuse my ignorance, but can DHCPv6 and SLAAC be run in parallel?

Thank you,
- Nich

> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Dave Bell
> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:52 AM
> To: Ray Soucy
> Cc: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Android and DHCPv6 again
> On 15 October 2015 at 13:22, Ray Soucy <rps at> wrote:
> > Android does not have a complete IPv6 implementation and should not be
> > IPv6 enabled.  Please do your part and complain to Google that Android
> > does not support DHCPv6 for address assignment.
> I use android devices on my network with IPv6 connectivity, and no issues
> at all. It gets an address. Does DNS via IPv6, and can send packets over
> IPv6. I don't use or need DHCPv6.
> You may not be able to roll out IPv6 to them because you need DHCPv6.
> In this case I suggest you complain to Google. Other people may not be
> able to roll out IPv6 to them because they need DHCPv6. They should also
> complain to Google. Suggesting that nobody rolls out IPv6 on them because
> they don't support one feature they may not even need is absurd. DHCPv6 is
> not a prerequisite for IPv6.
> Regards,
> Dave
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