Windows 7 and SLAAC?

Zuleger, Holger, VF-DE holger.zuleger at
Wed Mar 31 12:55:28 CEST 2010


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OR On Behalf Of Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:03 PM
> To: Bøvre Jon Harald
> Cc: Gert Doering; ipv6-ops at
> Subject: Re: Windows 7 and SLAAC?
> On Tue, 30 Mar 2010, Bøvre Jon Harald wrote:
> > For most users this will not be much of a problem but for 
> those running 
> > a server it will. There is however a solution:
> I'd imagine people running servers will statically configure their 
> address, not let it be done on basis of the mac address. What 
> happens if 
> you need to replace the hardware, do you really want to change DNS 
> information then?
Yes, for sure. Why not?

As long as there is no support in operating systems to specify the
host id independent of the network portion, that's the only way to
minimize the work in case of network renumbering.
So SLAAC is indeed very helpful here.


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