Android and DHCPv6 again

Lorenzo Colitti lorenzo at
Fri Oct 16 01:55:35 UTC 2015

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 12:46 AM, Baldur Norddahl <baldur.norddahl at
> wrote:

> Yes but Android refuses to do IPv6 if there is any DHCPv6 on the network.
> It is a bug.

That would indeed be a bug, but I'm not aware of such a bug. As long as the
network provides SLAAC as well as DHCPv6, IPv6 should work. If anyone can
reproduce this on a Nexus device, please file a bug.

Android 5.x does have a bug where if you send the device a default route
via RA and don't provide addressing via SLAAC (i.e., if you do
DHCPv6-only), and also have IPv6 on the cellular network, the device gets
confused. That should be fixed in 6.0.

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