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Re: IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?
From: William Herrin <bill () herrin us>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:28:21 -0500

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 1:27 AM, Ravi Duggal <raviduggal2906 () gmail com> wrote:
We thus have draft-droms-dhc-dhcpv6-default-router-00 that extends
DHCPv6 to do what RA does. And now, we have
draft-bcd-6man-ntp-server-ra-opt-00.txt that extends RA to advertise
the NTP information that is currently done via DHCPv6.

My question is, that which then is the more preferred option for the


We want both. We'll try both. And in a couple years when the
percentage Internet use of IPv6 is out of the single digits, we'll let
you know what worked in which situations.

We probably don't need one configuration protocol to rule them all.
IPv4 has PAP/CHAP over PPP and DHCP over Ethernet plus a number of
more minor ones like bootp (DHCP's semi-compatible predecessor) and
rarp. We really don't suffer for the choice.

Bill Herrin

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