IPv6: SLAAC and DHCPv6

DHCPv6 provides a stateful means of managing and distributing IPv6 addresses to clients dynamically.

IPv6 has a stateless method of address assignment as well that does not require a DHCP server to distribute or manage IPs called Stateless Address Auto Configuration (SLAAC)

SLAAC primarily uses RAs to allow hosts to configure their own SLAAC address on the network.  Occasionally this requires some configuration from a DHCP server but no actual Server/Client communications occur when using SLAAC.


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