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Re: [opensuse] Re: dhcpv6-pd
On 06/07/2016 12:24 PM, Per Jessen wrote:
How are you supposed to announce routes? That's normally done with a
routing protocol, such as OSPF, RIP etc.. Linux supports a few
methods.
Probably with radvd.

Radvd announces the prefix to the local LAN, not back to the ISP. It's
routing protocols that announce local networks to the rest of the
Internet. However, I have absolutely no idea why it should be necessary
when something like dhcpv6-pd is used, as the ISP should know what it
handed out. If this were a business network, where a company arranges
for it's own prefix, they would configure the router with their prefix.
The local LAN would get the prefix via radvd and a routing protocol
would make that prefix known to the rest of the world. IPv4 has worked
this way for many years and it doesn't change with IPv6.

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