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Re: IPv6 RA vs DHCPv6 - The chosen one?
From: Masataka Ohta <mohta () necom830 hpcl titech ac jp>
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 17:52:10 +0900

Michael Sinatra wrote:

That's a configuration of RA, not DHCPv6.

So?  If DHCPv6 had default route capability you wouldn't need RA at all.

According to the end to end principle that hosts do everything,
default router is a bad idea and you should better snoop IGP,
which is the only solution for multihomed cases.

local DHCPv6 server should be running locally by default.

If you're talking about a little CPE router, maybe.  If you're talking
about an enterprise core router, then no.

The context of the thread is:

Glen Kent wrote:
While in some environments, typically with small number of devices,
its indispensable. Small businesses may not want the complexity of
setting up a central server (for DHCP) - SLAAC works very well in such

                                        Masataka Ohta

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