[ipv6hackers] Question on DHCPv6 address assignment

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sat Feb 1 10:18:53 CET 2014

On Sat, 2014-02-01 at 09:57 +0100, Marc Heuse wrote:
> when I looked at the DHCPv6 servers 4 years ago, most of them (that I
> looked at) were handing out the addresses incrementally.

Nominum DCS has never handed out sequential IPv6 addresses; it's always
been random allocation.

> no clue on the renewing mechanism, my guess is they renew what they got
> as this is the standard behavior in IPv4.

Well, yes - that's the point of a DHCP renewal, regardless of whether
it's IPv6 or IPv4. Unless you are getting temporary addresses, of
course. Or unless the server has been configured to force address
changes, or the host has changed subnets.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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