domain-name-server in IPv6 mode

Vladimir-M. Obelic vobelic at
Mon May 14 19:06:54 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Chuck Anderson <cra at> wrote:
> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 04:59:34PM +0200, Vladimir-M. Obelic wrote:
>> What is the current status of this option?
>> When I try to configure the option domain-name-server
>> 2000:dead:beef::1 I can't even start the server as config file can't
>> be parsed (IP address or hostname expected).
>> The server is running always in v6 mode.
>> When I try to configure a v4 DNS server in v6 mode, I am not getting
>> any DNS option in advertise/reply messages, even when a dhcpv6 client
>> requests RDNS.
> The option names are different for v6.  From the dhcp-options(5)
> manual page:
>       option ip6-address [, ip6-address ... ] ;
>          The name-servers option instructs clients about locally
>          available recursive DNS servers.  It is easiest to describe
>          this as the "nameserver" line in /etc/resolv.conf.
>       option dhcp6.domain-search domain-list;
>          The domain-search option specifies the client’s domain
>          search path to be applied to recursive DNS queries.  It is
>          easiest to describe this as the "search" line in
>          /etc/resolv.conf.
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Ahh thanks!
No wonder i had trouble with configuration as I was following manuals
and documentation that i found googling...
Those manuals i found are rather outdated so naturally I couldn't find
certain options...
Thanks again.


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