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Re: [69ATTENDEES] DHCP
On 14-sep-2007, at 16:21, Kevin Loch wrote:
Don't underestimate the significance of full manual configuration
When I first started doing stuff with IPv6 I didn't trust stateless
autoconf so I used manual configuration. That's no longer an issue,
but there are reasons why manual can be the best way to go. For
instance, if you have a bunch of addresses sitting behind a router,
you can either do manual and a single static route or you have to
mess with routing protocols.
or DHCP with RA turned off
DHCPv6 without manual configuration or RAs doesn't work because
DHCPv6 can't tell you your default gateway.
(And there are other reasons why it's a bad idea.)
You could also consider learning gateways from vrrp announcements.
Look at that, someone bothered to do work on VRRP for IPv6. That was
a waste of time, because router advertisements and dead neighbor
detection give you the same functionality without the need to