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Mac OS X 10.7, still no DHCPv6



On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 09:46:17PM -0800, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> On 2/26/11 9:27 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> > On a more serious note, I can on my Ubuntu machine just "apt-get install
> > wide-dhcpv6-client" and I get dhcpv6, it'll properly put stuff in
> > resolv.conf for dns-over-ipv6 transport, even though the connection
> > manager knows nothing about it, at least dual stack works properly.
> > 
> > Can one do the equivalent easy addition to OSX?
> 
> You can, the actual integration issue is that network mangler (on
> ubuntu/fedora etal) and the osX airport connection manager will give up
> on a subnet on which they can't obtain an ipv4 address in prefernce to
> one where they can... this can also be worked around but it makes
> v6-only operation (Assuming that were desired, or even a good idea at
> this point) something that the majority of the users wouldn't be able to
> achive without the default behavior changing.

NetworkManager on Fedora fully supports IPv6 now, including DHCPv6.  
You can easily configure it to require an IPv4 address or an IPv6 
address or both to consider the connection successfull.