Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 869580
ISC dhcp in RHEL5 does not support IPv6
Last modified: 2012-10-24 08:46:27 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
Steps to Reproduce:
DHCPv6 is supported only by obsolete client which is not full featured.
DHCPv6 should be supported by full featured client.
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.
I forgot to add that ISC dhcp in RHEL-6 is IPv6 Ready (http://www.ipv6ready.org) so your another possibility is RHEL-6.