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Re: [opensuse] DHCPv6-PD request
On 05/08/2016 11:56 AM, Per Jessen wrote:
More and more people are running IPv6 and more and more carriers are
switching to it. I've been getting IPv6 via tunnel for 6 years and my
ISP is now providing it. These days, dhcpv6-pd is being used to
provide the prefixes and must be supported by anything that's being
used as a firewall/router and that includes Linux.
Sure - I guess most people have a router/modem with the appropriate PD
support. I've never needed it, always had static configs.

Manual configuration is used for business customers, where the prefix is
configured into the router and routing protocols, such as OSPF or EIGRP,
set up routing to the network. However, ISPs serving consumers want to
avoid that and use something that works automagically. That something
is dhcpv6-pd, just as dhcp repalced manual configuration. With my
tunnel, the client I use sets up the prefix on my firewall/router.
Fortunately it still works with Leap.

So, at the moment, I have to get dhcpcd 6.10.1 to work for this.
Manually starting it doesn't do the trick for IPv6.
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