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What is ‘DHCP’?
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol automatically assigns IP addresses to computer systems on a network.
You can find some basic information on getting started with DHCP (the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) on this website. If you reached this page ‘at random’ or are just checking out the domain name, you may find more information about this site on the About page. Feel free to check out one of the links to get started: there are several sample configurations available for ISC’s dhcpd, ISC’s dhclient and the dhcpcd client.
DHCP and IPv6
For simple use of IPv6 in networks, DHCPv6 is no longer necessary for automatic address assignment; instead it is easier to use something like 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.