Notice: IPv6 breaking issues tentatively considered blocker for F17

Tore Anderson tore at
Sat Mar 10 16:18:50 UTC 2012

* Chris Adams

> Once upon a time, Ralf Ertzinger <fedora at> said:
>> SLAAC will not give you DNS servers.
> The RAs can (and do on my home network) include DNS servers and search
> prefixes.

You're both right, in a way. IPv6 addressing can come from either RAs
(SLAAC), DHCPv6, or both; IPv6 DNS servers can also come from either
RAs, DHCPv6, or both. All possible combinations are equally valid.

That said, this choice is not the Fedora user's, it is made by the
network administrator. Which is why it is important that Fedora supports
all the standard methods equally well, so that from the end user's
perspective, it always Just Works, regardless of how the network he is
connecting to is set up.

Tore Anderson

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