Mac OS X Lion has DHCPv6

Ray Soucy rps at
Mon Jul 25 14:50:21 UTC 2011

Just wanted to drop a note as a was pretty harsh on Apple when rumors
of them not including DHCPv6 client support were floating about.  In
the past few days I've also seen people post that OS X doesn't have
DHCPv6, because they were looking for "DHCPv6" in the UI.  Thankfully
these reports are false.

Just tried it myself on a newly upgraded Mac.

Quick testing shows that when "Automatic" is used for the IPv6
setting, OS X will correctly look at the A, M, and O flags of an IPv6
RA and make use of DHCPv6 when instructed to.

Thank you to everyone at Apple who made this happen.  Especially James
Woodyatt, who I gave a piratically hard time to wearing my end-user
hat ;-)

Ray Soucy

Epic Communications Specialist

Phone: +1 (207) 561-3526

Networkmaine, a Unit of the University of Maine System

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