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How to make an ipv6 based DHCP server?

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Hi all,

iam studying for RHCE ther is part that except to know how to configure an dhcpv client but i dont have any dhcpv6 server to get ipv6 ip so please help me in making dhcpv6 server or give me exact configs i have tried these urls  but they didnt work.

http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/network_administration_guides/Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/hints-daemons-dhcpv6..html
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/

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ty W-L

but man pages are already there in system nd they are not an easy thing to read as they r very long i was looking for somthing that an person who has configured it before nd can give me "practical" working examples.
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@qwerty

i was looking for linux based DHCPV6 both above  urls doesnt give this ;-)
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There is no DHCP for IPv6.
Which part of that you do not understand?

Read further for available options:
http://www.tcpipguide.com/free/t_IPv6AutoconfigurationandRenumbering.htm
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who SAID to you that there is not DHCP for ipv6?????????????????
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Pls Experts help me
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You indeed do not need a DHCPd for IPv6, as it features auto configuration.
Your router just has to advertise itself properly on the LAN.


Anyways, there IS a dhcpv6 server and client, and it possible to use that.
Given you have a RedHat based system, following configuration should work:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-eth0
IPV6INIT=yes
DHCPV6C=yes

/etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING_IPV6=yes


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Oh, and beware that there is a bug in RH:
If the IPv4 address is static or not specified at all (means no DHCP), it will not start the IPv6 dhcp6c either. It's both or none.

You'd need to edit /etc/sysconfig/networking-scripts/ifup-eth to fix that
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but man..these are client side configs

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-eth0
IPV6INIT=yes
DHCPV6C=yes

/etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING_IPV6=yes






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Yes. Wasn't that the RHCE question?
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If you still want a dhcpv6 server, check this howto:
http://www.internetworkexpert.ca/index.php?/archives/3-Configuring-DHCPv6-on-Linux.html
Works fine here. I did test that in a virtual centos 5.2 machine.

You may need a 4to6 tunnel, I use http://www.sixxs.net/ at home.
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ty i"ll try this out surely nd update u
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i tried it but client couldnt get the ipv6 ip and there was no error at server side when i restarted the dhcp6s service
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Not sure if it matters, but do you have a real IPv6 address?
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i meant client did get the ipv6 address
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