[Dnsmasq-discuss] IPv6 support missing in "dhcp_release" and "dhcp_lease_time" tools
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Apr 22 15:21:23 BST 2013
On 21/04/13 16:40, Tomas Hozza wrote:
> Hi Simon.
> I just noticed that tools in "contrib/wrt", specifically
> dhcp_release and dhcp_lease_time don't support IPv6. We ship
> those tools as part of dnsmasq subpackage in Fedora. Do you
> have any plans to provide support for IPv6 in those tools
> or to provide their IPv6 equivalents?
> Thank you.
> Tomas Hozza
DHCPv6 is a whole different protocol, and the hacks used by those tools
don't read-across well to it. For instance you can't use MAC addresses
to identify leases, in fact you can't easily get a handle of a
particular interface at all, since even a client-id,
interface-adaptor-id pair my be associated with more than one lease,
each of which has a different lease time.
Do you have an application in mind for this? If so it's worth thinking
about how to do it properly (Maybe via DBUS?).
Looking that this, I did realise that the existing DHCPv4
dhcp_lease_time tool got broken in release 2.64, and I've fixed that for
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