implementing dhcpv6

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Wed Nov 4 16:35:20 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 09:23:22AM -0500, Glen R. J. Neff wrote:
>> 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.

Nope.  DHCPv6 can *not* be used to assign a subnet mask (prefix) or 
default router.  You need a router that sends Router Advertisement 
messages for that.

So you need both a DHCPv6 server and a RA daemon/router.

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