Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 503140
dhcpv6-client does no longer support radvd.conf manipulation
Last modified: 2009-06-03 21:18:13 EDT
Description of problem:
While trying to get prefix delegation to work I found, that current dhcpv6c does no longer support radvd.conf manipulation (while still mentioned in the man page)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup proper dhcp6c.conf
2. run dhcp6c
radvd.conf is not manipulated, also found no longer the part in the current source code.
Hmm, either direct manipulation or adding a script hook to be able either to manipulate radvd.conf or e.g. a IPv6 dhcp configuration file.
It was seen in the dhcpv6 code one year ago, but it was removed inbetween - what was the reason?
I removed radvd.conf modification in the upstream source in March of 2008. Personally, having dhcp6c modify the configuration file of another program seems like bad form to me, so I removed it.
The prefix delegation information is useful to radvd, but I would like to come up with a more appropriate way for that information to come in to dhcp6c and have it provide it to whatever other process wants it. File in /var/lib/dhcpv6 that other processes can poll? I don't know I'm just brainstorming, but I do know that having dhcp6c modify the configuration file for radvd is bad. The programs are separate.
Please take this issue to the upstream location (which is also me, but it's a different location for working issues):
The past year has seen a lot of work go in to dhcpv6, primarily for it to pass various IPv6 Ready certifications.