[Dnsmasq-discuss] Call for testers DHCPv6 support.
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Feb 14 21:18:15 GMT 2012
I've just released dnsmasq-2.60test11 available now from
This has pretty much feature-complete, but very lightly tested DHCPv6
support. I'd really like as much testing of this done as possible.
The man page is up-to-date, but configuration is pretty simple: just use
IPv6 addresses instead of IPv4 addresses in dhcp-range, dhcp-host and
dhcp-option. (options are specified like "option6:dns-server" to select
the correct option namespace and encoding.)
One interesting Gotcha: you can't reliably use MAC addresses to specify
clients, since IPv6 doesn't use them. There is currently code which
makes them work sometimes by picking apart the client DUID, but that's
not reliable and will probably not make it to a production release.
There is some standards activity going on right now towards supplying
the DHCP server with MAC addresses, and I'll try and add support for
Please give it a whirl and let me know hoe it goes.
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