DHCPv6 Server-Intiated DDNS Updates for SLAAC Clients

Steven Carr sjcarr at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 17:39:50 UTC 2013

No, DHCPD will only update DNS when it grants a lease to a DHCP
client. SLAAC clients need to update DNS themselves.


On 24 June 2013 18:10, Neff, Glen <glen.neff at emc.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to build an environment where IPv6 clients boot, configure themselves with a proper stateless-autoconfig IP, based on the advertised prefix from the router, which is also configured to tell clients to make a DHCPv6 query for additional network information.  I would then like the DHCPv6 server to update a Dynamic-DNS zone based on the hostname provided by the client.
> Is this possible for stateless IPv6 clients?
> I've got the clients getting their DNS server, DNS domain, and DNS domain search list from the DHCPv6 server, but so far I can't get dhcpd to attempt a DDNS update.
> Will this be possible without having the dhcpd issuing IPs from a scope?
> -G
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