Bug 869580 - ISC dhcp in RHEL5 does not support IPv6
ISC dhcp in RHEL5 does not support IPv6
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dhcp (Show other bugs)
5.7
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Assigned To: Jiri Popelka
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Reported: 2012-10-24 06:20 EDT by elias
Modified: 2012-10-24 08:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-10-24 06:34:09 EDT
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Description elias 2012-10-24 06:20:47 EDT
Description of problem:
ISC dhclient does not support IPv6 either. RHEL 5 contains package dhcpv6, but this client does not support setting up a DUID type. It automaticaly generates some incorrect type of DUID-LLT which is unpredictable and is very hard to copy from a console of IPv6 only host yet without network to the dhcpd6.conf of server.

As dhcpv6 is now obsolete, I am filling this bug for dhcp. It would be fine to have a reasonable DHCPv6 client on RHEL5 and I think that a newer version of ISC dhcp will do it very well.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Name       : dhcp
Arch       : x86_64
Epoch      : 12
Version    : 3.0.5
Release    : 31.el5_8.1

Name       : dhcpv6
Arch       : x86_64
Version    : 1.0.10
Release    : 20.el5

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Actual results:
DHCPv6 is supported only by obsolete client which is not full featured.

Expected results:
DHCPv6 should be supported by full featured client.


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Comment 1 Jiri Popelka 2012-10-24 06:34:09 EDT
Thank you for the report, however
there's no way we can rebase ISC dhcp to 4.x in RHEL-5.

dhcpv6 has been obsoleted upstream (few years ago)
but we still support it in RHEL-5.
You can fill a new bug against dhcpv6 component and describe the DUID related problem you see. Thanks.

Closing this one as WONTFIX.
Comment 2 Jiri Popelka 2012-10-24 06:38:43 EDT
I forgot to add that ISC dhcp in RHEL-6 is IPv6 Ready (http://www.ipv6ready.org) so your another possibility is RHEL-6.

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