NAME [Toc] [Back]
dhcpv6client_ui - DHCPv6 client interface for requesting configuration
parameters from the DHCPv6 server.
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
/usr/bin/dhcpv6client_ui -m interface_name [-n no_of_ip_addresses] [-o
/usr/bin/dhcpv6client_ui -o config_options
/usr/bin/dhcpv6client_ui -m interface_name [-R]
/usr/bin/dhcpv6client_ui -r interface_name
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
dhcpv6client_ui is the interface through which a user contacts the
client daemon to obtain IP addresses and other configuration
parameters from the server. The default configuration parameters are
specified as command line options when the DHCPv6 client daemon is
When dhcpv6client_ui requests for IP addresses or other configuration
parameters, the client daemon obtains them from the server and stores
in the /etc/dhcpv6client.data file.
dhcpv6client_ui is executed on the same machine on which the client
daemon is configured. Ensure that the client daemon is up and running
before dhcpv6client_ui is executed.
Options [Toc] [Back]
dhcpv6client_ui supports the following options:
-m interface_name Request the client daemon to obtain IP addresses
for the named interface, interface_name, from the
DHCPv6 server daemon.
Specify the number of IP addresses for an
This option is always used with the -m option.
This option cannot be used with the -R option.
-o config_options Specify the other configuration parameters that
the client daemon must request from the server
daemon. The configuration parameters that the
client can request are listed below:
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dns_sa Obtain the DNS server address
dns_sx Obtain the DNS suffix
ntp_sa Obtain the NTP server address
nis_dn Obtain the NIS domain name
nis_sa Obtain the NIS server address
nispcl_dn Obtain the NIS+ client domain address
nisp_sa Obtain the NIS+ server address
slp_da Obtain the SLP Directory Agent (DA)
address and it's scope
slp_ss Obtain the SLP service scope
tz Obtain the timezone information
all Obtain all the above listed parameters
default Obtain all the parameters that the
dhcpv6 client daemon supports
-r interface_name Release the IPv6 addresses assigned to the named
-v Print the version information of the client
-R Notify the client daemon to utilize the IP
addresses already obtained for an interface
instead of requesting new IP addresses from the
This option must be used in conjunction with the
This option cannot be used with the -n option.
RETURN VALUES [Toc] [Back]
dhcpv6client_ui returns 0 on success and 1 on failure.
EXAMPLES [Toc] [Back]
dhcpv6client_ui obtains two IP addresses for the lan0 interface:
dhcpv6client_ui -m lan0 -n 2
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dhcpv6client_ui obtains two IP addresses for the lan0 interface and
additional configuration parameters:
dhcpv6client_ui -m lan0 -n 2 -o dns_sa dns_sx
FILES [Toc] [Back]
/etc/dhcpv6client.data All the data obtained from the server daemon
is saved to this file.
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
dhcpv6client_ui was developed by Hewlett-Packard.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
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