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What is ‘DHCP’ anyways?
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol automatically assigns IP addresses to computer systems on a network, defined in RFC2131. Basic information on getting started with DHCP (the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is available on this website. For simple use of IPv6 in networks, DHCPv6 is no longer necessary; it can be easier to use RADVD (which employs the ICMPv6 protocol). Of course, one might still use DHCPv6 for specific static assignments etc. Clients ask the network for configuration information, known as Router Discovery, and IPv6 routers will answer with a Router Advertisement packet that contains the appropriate settings. Consequently, you should normally never block ICMP traffic on IPv6 networks.
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