ddns + DHCPv6 on WinXP : collecting host-identifiers or eui-64 generation from lease file?

sub at nryc.fr sub at nryc.fr
Tue Mar 15 08:42:58 UTC 2011


I'm trying to use DDNS and DHCPv6 on WinXP workstations (with no clients 

So far DDNS and DHCPv6 works but only if I use "host" statements with 
the host-identifier of the workstation referenced.

Apparently the client (Dibbler 0.7.2) doesn't provide its name 
correctly, I have "Unable to convert dhcp6.fqdn domain name to printable 
form" errors in my DHCP logs (I use the 4.1.1-P1-15 version for the server).

I'd like to make this work soon so unless somebody has successfully 
achieved it, I thought about two workarounds and I'd like to have you 
opinion :

  - Giving up on DHCPv6 for now, and using the DHCPv4 lease file to 
automatically generate EUI-64 IPv6 address. This scenario need no 
specific setup on the clients.

  - Trying to automatically maintain a host-identifier database on the 
DHCPv6 server, with traffic analysis or by making the client providing 
its identifier to the server.

Any help on this subject will be greatly appreciated.



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