Stateless Address Autoconfiguration is a feature of IPv6 that allows devices on an IPv6 network to automatically get IPv6 addresses. SLAAC is similar to DHCP except that DHCP requires you to run and configure a DHCP server. SLAAC is built into IPv6 and requires only minor additional configuration. SLAAC is defined by RFC 2462.

Bill Dickie

Technical Writer at Fortinet
After completing a science degree at the University of Waterloo, Bill began his professional life teaching college chemistry in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and fell into technical writing after moving to Ottawa in the mid '80s. Tech writing stints at all sorts of companies finally led to joining Fortinet to write the first FortiGate-300 Administration Guide.