sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Mon Apr 5 06:02:01 UTC 2010

> >>  No, my intension is not to compare IPv4 and IPv6 here.  We have never
> >>  enable L3 address autoconfiguration without explicit configuration
> >>  before.  This is reasonable and should be kept for IPv6, too.
> > 
> > Agree 100%. Having IPv6 SLAAC as the default is a bad idea.
> > 
> > On the other hand, I *do* like a single rc.conf knob (ipv6_enable) for
> > the top level IPv6 functionality - even if it doesn't do a 100% job.
> Thanks for your response. Do you think the compromise that I suggested
> in my response to Kevin, enabling SLAAC for the interface if DHCP is in
> use for IPv4 is reasonable?

I think this is reasonable. However, I think it would also be worth
while to revisit this point when DHCPv6 has evolved to do a more
complete job (like assign a default gateway).

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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