Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6

TR Shaw tshaw at oitc.com
Sun Feb 27 06:39:18 CST 2011


On Feb 27, 2011, at 1:56 AM, 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
> 
> Don't know:
> 
> Symbian
> Android
> Apple iOS
> 

Mikael,

try:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wide-dhcpv6/
http://wouter.horre.be/doc/stateless-dhcpv6-on-mac-os-x

or 

http://klub.com.pl/dhcpv6/

There are others out there. I prefer wide for now.  Works on 10.6. Haven't tried it on 10.5.

Tom







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