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DHCPv6 Support in FreeBSD 8.x

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ssanders47, May 1, 2012.

  1. ssanders47

    ssanders47 New Member

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    It appears to me that there is no support for DHCPv6 clients in FreeBSD 8.x. I guess I expect to see something like
    Code:
    ifconfig_igb0="DHCP6"
    in /etc/rc.conf but I don't.

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks
     
  2. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    There's no DHCPv6 support in the base. Install something like net/dhcp6.

    However, there is support for stateless configuration by using Router Advertisements.
     
  3. ssanders47

    ssanders47 New Member

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    I'll check it out.

    Thanks
     
  4. ssanders47

    ssanders47 New Member

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    I'm curious now. I rummaged around ports and found that ISC DHCP 4.x is in FreeBSD 8 and 9. Of course, there are no rc.d client scripts in these packages but I would guess that the upgrade from the current dhclient to a 4.x dhclient might be simpler than using WIDE dhcpv6.
     
  5. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    All versions of FreeBSD use the same ports tree. net/dhcp6 has a client and you only need to use that.