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Bug 450326 - sys-apps/openrc has no support for DHCPv6
Summary: sys-apps/openrc has no support for DHCPv6
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: netifrc (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: netifrc Team
Whiteboard: netifrc:dhclientv6
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-01-05 02:17 UTC by Olipro
Modified: 2015-05-27 21:29 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Add support for DHCPv6 via dhclient (0001-Add-DHCPv6-support-via-dhclient.patch,8.34 KB, patch)
2013-07-09 21:28 UTC, Daniel Solano Gómez
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Description Olipro 2013-01-05 02:17:39 UTC
Currently OpenRC does not have any support for DHCPv6 - this could trivially be implemented for the ISC suite simply by copying the existing dhclient script to dhclient6 and passing "-6" to the binary, but perhaps a member of the OpenRC team would prefer to make the script operate in a dual-stack manner.

Of course, recent iterations of busybox also support DHCPv6 but I personally haven't tried it, I currently utilise the method described in the aforementioned paragraph.
Comment 1 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2013-01-05 21:50:44 UTC
I also believe (I haven't confirmed this yet) that dhcpcd is working
twoard dhcpv6 support.
Comment 2 Klemen Mihevc 2013-01-22 22:11:52 UTC
Well currently for my dual stack configuration i have following.

in /etc/init.d i have created symbolic dhcp6 link to dhcp. In /etc/conf.d i copied dhcp to dhcp6 and added -6 to DHCPD_OPTS and created seperate dhcp6.conf in /etc/dhcp works like a charm... I read somewhere this is suggested way of doing it...
Comment 3 Klemen Mihevc 2013-01-22 22:12:52 UTC
also obviously i added dhcp6 to run level default so it runs on boot :)
Comment 4 Daniel Solano Gómez 2013-07-09 21:28:02 UTC
Created attachment 352962 [details, diff]
Add support for DHCPv6 via dhclient

Here's a patch that I created a few months ago that adds dhcpv6 support via dhclient (net-misc/dhcp client).
Comment 5 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2013-08-28 20:15:21 UTC
Looks good, committed in Git to branch bug450326. I would like testers due to the changes in iproute+ifconfig modules, and then we can merge it next week.
Comment 6 Manuel Rüger gentoo-dev 2015-05-27 21:28:55 UTC
Looks like this has never been merged to master?