replies to DHCPv6 client as DHCPv6 server.
can give the following information to
- IPv6 prefixes for the requesting site
- Non-temporary IPv6 addresses
- A list of the DNS server addresses
- DNS Domain Search List
- A list of the NTP server addresses
- A list of the SIP server addresses
- SIP Server domain name
- A list of the NIS server addresses
- NIS domain name
- A list of the NIS+ server addresses
- NIS+ domain name
- A list of the BCMCS server addresses
- BCMCS Server domain name
Command line options are as below:
- Use configfile as the
- Print debugging messages.
- Even more debugging information is printed.
- Foreground mode (useful when debugging). Although
dhcp6s usually prints warning, debugging, or
error messages to syslog(8), it prints the
messages to standard error if this option is specified.
- Use ctlkeyfile to store
the shared secret to authenticate the communication with
dhcp6ctl. The default file name used when
unspecified is /etc/wide-dhcpv6/dhcp6sctlkey.
The default name is intentionally same as that for
dhcp6ctl so that the server and the control
command can share the file when dhcp6ctl
controls the server on the same node, which should be the typical
- Use ctlport as the port
number listening on to communicate with
- Use pid-file to dump the
process ID of dhcp6s.
- is the default configuration file.
- is the default file to store the server's DUID.
- is the default key file to communicate with the control
command. See dhcp6ctl(8) for the file
- is the default file that contains pid of the currently
Ralph Droms, Editor,
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6
(DHCPv6), RFC 3315,
command first appeared in WIDE/KAME IPv6
protocol stack kit.
The -n dnsserv
command-line option was obsoleted by introducing a configuration file.
is incomplete and violates DHCPv6 protocol
spec, in several aspects. To name a few:
- it does not assign temporary IPv6 addresses (nor