implementing dhcpv6

Glen R. J. Neff neff_glen at
Wed Nov 4 14:23:22 UTC 2009

Miyone wrote:
> Hi everyone. I'm trying to configure dhcp for my ipv6 network. I have 
> DHCP Server 4.1.1b3 installed. However my client can't get an ip from 
> the pool.
> What do i need running in my system? I've read about router 
> advertisement and dhclient. Do I need these two to make dhcp work? I'm 
> confused. Hope someone can clear it up. 

DHCPv6 can be in much the same way as you'd have used DHCP in a v4 
environment, ie, use it to assign, an IP, subnet mask, default router, 
DNS, domain info, etc.

DHCPv6 can also be used in concert with router 
advertisements/solicitations to issue the configuration that "rtadvd" 

In my deployments thus far, I've been relying on "rtadvd" for client 
addressing, prefix-length, & router information, and on DHCPv6 for DNS 
server info, domain info, and to initiate a Dynamic-DNS registration on 
my *nix clients.


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