dhcp6s man page

dhcp6s — DHCPv6 server

Synopsis

dhcp6s [-c configfile] [-Ddf] [-k ctlkeyfile] [-p ctlport] [-P pid-file] interface

Description

dhcp6s replies to DHCPv6 client as DHCPv6 server. dhcp6s can give the following information to clients.

Command line options are as below:

-c configfile
Use configfile as the configuration file.
-d
Print debugging messages.
-D
Even more debugging information is printed.
-f
Foreground mode (useful when debugging). Although dhcp6s usually prints warning, debugging, or error messages to syslog(8), it prints the messages to standard error if this option is specified.
-k ctlkeyfile
Use ctlkeyfile to store the shared secret to authenticate the communication with dhcp6ctl. The default file name used when unspecified is /etc/wide-dhcpv6/dhcp6sctlkey. The default name is intentionally same as that for dhcp6ctl so that the server and the control command can share the file when dhcp6ctl controls the server on the same node, which should be the typical case.
-p ctlport
Use ctlport as the port number listening on to communicate with dhcp6ctl.
-P pid-file
Use pid-file to dump the process ID of dhcp6s.

Files

/etc/wide-dhcpv6/dhcp6s.conf
is the default configuration file.
/var/lib/dhcpv6/dhcp6s_duid
is the default file to store the server's DUID.
/etc/wide-dhcpv6/dhcp6sctlkey
is the default key file to communicate with the control command. See dhcp6ctl(8) for the file format.
/var/run/dhcp6s.pid
is the default file that contains pid of the currently running dhcp6s.

See Also

dhcp6s.conf(5), dhcp6ctl(8), dhcp6c(8)

Ralph Droms, Editor, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6), RFC 3315, 2003.

History

The dhcp6s command first appeared in WIDE/KAME IPv6 protocol stack kit.

The -n dnsserv command-line option was obsoleted by introducing a configuration file.

Bugs

dhcp6s is incomplete and violates DHCPv6 protocol spec, in several aspects. To name a few:

  1. it does not assign temporary IPv6 addresses (nor will).

Referenced By

dhcp6c(8), dhcp6ctl(8), dhcp6relay(8), dhcp6s.conf(5).

Sep 12, 1999