DHCPv6 default gateway option?

Tim Gavin livewire98801 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 17:50:02 UTC 2010

Do you know what the argument for the current method is?  What advantage 
is there supposed to be to getting IP stack information from multiple 

Maybe it makes sense for the corporate campus, but how is it supposed to 
help ISPs like those of us on this list?


On 12/08/2010 08:32 AM, Simon Hobson wrote:
> I don't see how there can be - if the client is expected to accept RA 
> broadcasts then any old router will screw up the network. SO now you 
> will have to check not only for rogue DHCP servers (since they will 
> screw up clients too), but rogue routers with RA broadcasts.
> I really cannot see how omitting gateways from DHCP for IPv6 is 
> helpful in most managed environments.

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