As you would expect, things are a little different in IPv6..! In my not-so-humble opinion, this is the biggest "problem" facing IPv6 adoption, but the whole arrangement is still undergoing refinement.
We now have 3 methods for configuring addressing under IPv6:
- Static Addressing
- DHCPv6 (Also called "Stateful Autoconfiguration")
- Stateless Address Autoconfiguration ("Autoconf")
This article will go briefly through each option and how it applies when trying to manage a network.