DHCPv6 Router Option

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Thu Aug 5 15:30:02 UTC 2010

Bradlee Landis wrote:
> I've had a rather hard time narrowing down what my problem is (listed
> at http://serverfault.com/questions/167410/windows-7-failing-ping-on-ipv6-in-dhcp-setup),
> and I think I've finally figured out that Windows 7 does not put the
> proper routes in place unless a default router is listed. I cannot for
> the life of me find the option to set the router in dhcpd6.conf.
> `option routers` only works for IPv4. and I tried adding the `option
> dhcp6.defgateway code 99 = ip6-address` variable, and setting it, but
> that did nothing.
> Any ideas?
Hi Bradlee,

For IPv6 this is solved outside of DHCP. You need to be running a router 
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