DHCP client daemon autostart for both v4 and v6

Jiri Popelka jpopelka at redhat.com
Fri Dec 23 08:54:39 UTC 2011

Hi Mike,

generally there should be some network service
that starts the client (or clients, cause you
need two instances, for v4 and v6) for you.
And how to configure it to do that depends on
the OS you use, so this question should
actually be posted on a forum for your OS (linux distro ?).

For example on RHEL/Fedora one could use 'NetworkManager service' (default)
which has pretty GUI where you set that you want also IPv6
and that the interface should be configured automatically or with DHCP only.
Or there's also (off by default) 'network service' (aka initscripts) which
is configured via /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<iface>
where you put 'DHCPV6C=yes' line and that tells the service to run
another instance of dhclient with '-6' option.
Other linux distributions (should) have something similar.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Pugh" <mdpugh at hotmail.com>
To: dhcp-users at lists.isc.org
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:44:29 PM
Subject: DHCP client daemon autostart for both v4 and v6

If the answer to this question has already been posted, I apologize for asking it again: How do I properly (and automatically at boot) start the DHCP client daemon twice, once for v4 and once for v6? I have been unable to find an answer to this question anywhere. Thank you in advance. 
Mike Pugh 

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