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dhcp6c - DHCPv6 client daemon
is an implementation of the DHCPv6 client.
Using DHCPv6 messages and DHCPv6 options,dhcp6cis used to request and configure IPv6 addresses and host network configurationinformation (e.g., DNS) for a network interface from the DHCPv6 server. It canalso be used as a requesting router to request and configure Prefix Delegationfor a subnet.
The assigned IPv6 addresses and prefixes are saved as/var/lib/dhcpv6/client6.leasesXXXXXX; this file is used to request the sameaddresses and prefixes from the DHCPv6 server. Eachdhcp6cclient has a client DHCP Unique Identifier (DUID); the DUID file is saved as/var/lib/dhcpv6/dhcp6c_duid.Thedhcp6cclient configuration is defined in /etc/dhcp6c.conf.
Interface names are specified according to your operating system'sconventions. On Linux, this is typically eth0, eth1, and so on.
- -c pathspec
- Specifies the configuration file fordhcp6c
- Enablesdhcp6cto print debugging messages.
- Enablesdhcp6cto work as a foreground application. This option is helpful for debugging.
- Allowsdhcp6cto request network information only. Do not configure the interface.
- -r all | <addresses...>
- Allowsdhcp6cto release the addresses specified.This option is used only when releasing addresses explicitly.
- -R <addresses...>
- Allowsdhcp6cto request the specified named addresses.
- -P <addresses...>
- Allowsdhcp6cto request the specified prefix delegation addresses.
- Contains DHCPv6 client configuration information.
- Contains DHCPv6 client DUID.
- Contains DHCPv6 client assigned IPv6 addresses and prefixes.
Check /var/log/messages if there are errors.
Report bugs via http://fedorahosted.org/dhcpv6/
- SEE ALSO
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