Bug 503140 - dhcpv6-client does no longer support radvd.conf manipulation
dhcpv6-client does no longer support radvd.conf manipulation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dhcpv6 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-29 04:22 EDT by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2009-06-03 21:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-03 21:18:13 EDT
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Description Peter Bieringer 2009-05-29 04:22:26 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)

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup proper dhcp6c.conf
2. run dhcp6c
Actual results:
radvd.conf is not manipulated, also found no longer the part in the current source code.

Expected results:
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.

Additional info:
It was seen in the dhcpv6 code one year ago, but it was removed inbetween - what was the reason?
Comment 1 David Cantrell 2009-06-03 21:18:13 EDT
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.

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