dhcp6s



dhcp6s(8)                Linux System Manager’s Manual               dhcp6s(8)




NAME

       dhcp6s - DHCPv6 server daemon



SYNOPSIS

       dhcp6s  [-dDf] [-n <DNS IPv6 address>] [-c <configuration file>] inter-
            face



DESCRIPTION

       dhcp6s is an implementation of the DHCPv6 server.

       dhcp6s provides IPv6 addresses  and  prefix  assginment  administrative
       policy  and  configuration  information for DHCPv6 clients. dhcp6s also
       manages those addresses and prefixes, such as IPv6 addresses, prefixes,
       DNS server addresses, or ntp server addresses.



OPTIONS

       -c <configuration file>
              Specifies the configuration file for dhcp6s


       -d     Enables dhcp6s to print debug messages.


       -D     Enables dhcp6s to print verbose debug messages.


       -f     Enables dhcp6s to work as a foreground application.  This option
              is helpful for debugging.


       -n <dns servers>
              Allows dhcp6s to parse DNS server addresses from command line.



FILES

       dhcp6s.conf
              Contains dhcp6s configurations, such  as  allow  unicast,  allow
              rapid-commit,  specify  valid-life-time,  or  specify preferred-
              life-time.


       dhcp6s_duid
              Contains the dhcp6s server’s DUID.


       server6.leases
              Contains all dhcp6c clients’ IPv6  address  and  prefix  leasing
              information and states.



SEE ALSO

       Dynamic  Host  Configuration  Protocol  for  IPv6 (DHCPv6), IPv6 Prefix
       Options for DHCPv6, dhcp6s.conf(5)



ERRORS

       Check /var/log/messages if there are errors.



BUGS

       none


AUTHORS

       Kazuo Hiekata <hiekata@yamato.ibm.com>
       Shirley Ma <xma@us.ibm.com>




dhcp6s                           17 March 2003                       dhcp6s(8)

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