[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#549060: isc-dhcp-server: Please enable DHCPv6

Sascha Frey sfrey at TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
Sun Mar 21 12:25:22 UTC 2010

I can also confirm that 4.1.1-1 builds and works with DHCPv6 enabled.

Unfortunately, the DHCP server isn't able to cover DHCP and DHCPv6
simultaneously. You need to run two indedendent instances (ISC software;
what a surprise!) with two independent configuration files.

What is still missing to complete DHCPv6 support:
- an init script for DHCPv6
- sample configuration files for v6 dhcpd and dhclient
- a dhclient-script which supports DHCPv6

I modified the init script so it can handle two instances of dhcpd
(DHCP or DHCPv6 may be disabled or enabled in
/etc/default/isc-dhcp-server). Another way would be a second init script
for DHCPv6.

I added DHCPv6 support to the Debian dhclient-script. The upstream
script already supports DHCPv6.
The upstream script uses 'ip', but the Debian script 'ifconfig'. Why? I
thought the preferred way is to use 'ip' to set up network devices.
I kept using ifconfig (maybe there is a reason for using ifconfig).

If someone is interested: I uploaded the package source (No warranty! Not
fully tested):


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