IPv6 cookbook - was RA vs. DHCPv6 discussion

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Tue Jun 1 16:42:24 CEST 2010

> > If such a site existed, then it might also be useful to  end threads
> > that drag on by asking people to go there  and edit the recipes to
> > make them clearer or whatever.
> I support this effort because this is a real problem, today (and a
> shame that we haven't reached any decent "operational" consensus).

Actually, I think we have reached an operational consensus. There is no
right answer that suits all situations, just a number of best practices
that you have to choose from depending on your network situation. And
before designing a new network, you should review the possibilities and
make sure that you don't force yourself down a complex route, if you
otherwise need to.

Even in an ISP network, there is no magic bullet. The office LAN might
something different from the DSL customer network and different again
the management LANs. It might be as simple as choosing a different timer
value, but it is always good to have a solution spelled out in detail
with the reasons for doing it that way.

> And the more "updated" information they can source in a single (or
> multiple) location(s), the better off they will be.

Yes. And since ARIN is not going away anytime soon, their wiki
seems like a good place to put it. In fact, maybe we should urge 
RIPE and the other RIRs to also adopt the ARIN wiki as their 
preferred site for IPv6 educational materials. All of the RIRs
do a certain amount of education and outreach.

--Michael Dillon

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