Mac OS X Lion has DHCPv6
rps at maine.edu
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
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