Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Sun Feb 27 01:32:42 CST 2011

On 2/26/11 10:56 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> 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

also can't query an ipv6 nameserver, meaning it has to obtain one via ipv4.

> Don't know:
> Symbian 

has it

> Android

does not have it per the currently open ticket/rfe.

> Apple iOS

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