DHCP6d is a command line tool used in network administration for implementing DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6) services. It serves as a DHCPv6 server, assigning IPv6 addresses and configuration parameters to client devices on a network.
The primary role of dhcp6d is to listen for and respond to DHCPv6 client requests with appropriate IPv6 addresses and configuration options. It is responsible for managing lease information, which includes assigning IP addresses to clients for a specific period.
dhcp6d allows network administrators to configure various settings, such as the range of IP addresses that can be assigned, lease durations, and other DHCPv6 options. It supports prefix delegation, which enables the allocation of IPv6 prefixes to networks or subnets.
As a command line tool, dhcp6d provides administrators with granular control over DHCPv6 operations, offering extensive configuration options and flexibility. It also generates log files to help troubleshoot and monitor DHCPv6-related activities.
By utilizing DHCP6d, network administrators can effectively manage IPv6 address assignment and configuration parameters in their networks, making it easier for clients to connect to the network and access resources. However, dhcp6d's functionality depends on the specific implementation and network setup where it is used.