NTP Server Option for DHCPv6 (option 56)

Mironov, Ivan Ivan.Mironov at arrisi.com
Fri Jun 21 15:26:29 UTC 2013


Yes, this is customer requirement to support the DHCPv6 NTP Server 
Option. In final scenario server will be placed in customer 
environment. So, I don't have its config now.
That's why I'm trying to setup my local environment with local DHCP 

On Fri 21 Jun 2013 19:08:19 MSK, Ted Lemon wrote:
> On Jun 21, 2013, at 11:00 AM, "Mironov, Ivan" <Ivan.Mironov at arrisi.com> wrote:
>> I need to implement handling NTP Server Option for DHCPv6 (option 56) on my machine.
>> As I understand ISC DHCP doesn't support this option by default.
>> RFC 5608 says the option itself does not contain any value. Instead, it contains one or several suboptions that carry NTP server or SNTP server location.
> The specification for this option is badly broken, and it should never have made it out of the IETF review process.   I think you are the first person I've heard of who's tried to use it.   I'm curious: what's the deployment scenario?
> For the time being, if this is a relatively custom deployment, I'd recommend just using a site-specific option code and formatting it as an IP address.
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