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Week 3 (June 6 to June 12)

Day 1 (June 6)

Started trying to get a DHCPv6 server running on my network. I'm finding out really quickly that DHCPv6 is fantastic for providing DNS nameservers, delegating prefixes to routers, or for simple address assignment (ie, /128 on the WIDE DHCPv6 server)… but not very useful in the same way as DHCP on IPv4. It seems they expect router advertisements to provide most information, and use DHCPv6 for things RAs do not cover.

Not to worry though, I will look closely at what I can implement in gPXE for maximum DHCPv6 support so it becomes entirely possible to just “drop in” to any existing IPv6 network.

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