Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Sun Feb 27 00:56:38 CST 2011


On Sat, 26 Feb 2011, Joel Jaeggli wrote:

> On 2/26/11 9:27 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
>> On Sat, 26 Feb 2011, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
>>
>>> On 2/26/11 9:05 PM, Randy Bush wrote:
>>>>> With copies out to developers we now have confirmation that Apple
>>>>> still hasn't included DHCPv6 in the next release of OS X.
>>>>
>>>> what is it about ipv6 which attracts religious nuts?
>>>
>>> you sure it's not macos (says joel from a v6 enabled mac).
>>
>> On a more serious note, I can on my Ubuntu machine just "apt-get install
>> wide-dhcpv6-client" and I get dhcpv6, it'll properly put stuff in
>> resolv.conf for dns-over-ipv6 transport, even though the connection
>> manager knows nothing about it, at least dual stack works properly.
>>
>> Can one do the equivalent easy addition to OSX?
>
> You can, the actual integration issue is that network mangler (on
> ubuntu/fedora etal) and the osX airport connection manager will give up
> on a subnet on which they can't obtain an ipv4 address in prefernce to
> one where they can... this can also be worked around but it makes
> v6-only operation (Assuming that were desired, or even a good idea at
> this point) something that the majority of the users wouldn't be able to
> achive without the default behavior changing.

I'm not that interested in v6 only, I'm after requiring DHCPv6 and 
disallowing SLAAC, which clients can use IPv6 then?

List afaik:

Can:
Windows Vista/Win7 (default)
Linux (with non-default software)
*BSD (with non-default software)

Probably:

OSX (with non-default software)

Can't:

Windows XP

Don't know:

Symbian
Android
Apple iOS

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se




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