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       dibbler-server - a portable DHCPv6 server


       dibbler-server  is  a  portable  implementation  of  the  DHCPv6  server. It supports both
       stateful  (i.e.  IPv6  address   granting)   and   stateless   (i.e.   options   granting)
       autoconfiguration.  There  are  ports  available  for  Linux 2.4/2.6 systems as well as MS
       Windows XP and 2003. They are freely available under GNU GPL version 2 (or later) license.


       dibbler-server [ run | start | stop | status | install | uninstall ]


       run - starts server in the console. Server can be closed using ctrl-c.

       start - starts server in daemon mode.

       stop - stops running server.

       status - shows status of the server.

       install - installs server as a service. This is not implemented yet.

       uninstall - uninstall server service. This is not implemented yet.


       Let's assume simple case: server should provide clients located on the eth1 link with IPv6
       addresses from range 2000::100/120 and should have preference set to 7:

       iface eth0
         preference 7
           pool 2000::100-2000::1ff

       Here  is  exmaple of server configured to work in a stateless mode (i.e. only options, not
       addresses are served). If client support option renewal, it should do so  once  in  a  500

       log-level 7
       log-mode short
       iface eth0 {
        option dns-server 2000::100,2000::101
        option domain,
        option ntp-server 2000::200,2000::201,2000::202
        option time-zone  CET
        option sip-server 2000::300,2000::302,2000::303,2000::304
        option sip-domain,
        option nis-server 2000::400,2000::401,2000::404,2000::405,2000::405
        option nis-domain
        option nis+-server 2000::501,2000::502
        option nis+-domain
        option lifetime 500

       More examples can be found in the User's Guide.


       All   files   are   created  in  the  /var/lib/dibbler  directory.  Dibbler  server  reads
       /var/lib/dibbler/server.conf file. During operation, Dibbler saves various  file  in  that
       directory.  Log file is named client.log.


       This implementation aims at conformance to the following standards:

       RFC 3315 DHCP for IPv6

       RFC 3319 SIP options for DHCPv6

       RFC 3646 DNS server options for DHCPv6

       RFC 3736 Stateless DHCPv6

       RFC 3898 NIS options for DHCPv6

       Also options specified in following drafts are implemented:

       draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-opt-timeconfig-03.txt NTP and timezone options.

       draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-opt-lifetime-00.txt Option renewal.


       Bugs  are  tracked with bugzilla, available at If you belive
       you have found a bug, don't hesitate to report it.


       Dibbler was developed as master thesis on the Technical University  of  Gdansk  by  Tomasz
       Mrugalski  and  Marek Senderski. Currently Marek has not enough free time, so this project
       is being developed by Tomasz Mrugalski. Authors can be reached at  and


       There  is  dibbler-client(8)  manual  page. You are also advised to take a look at project
       website located at  As far as authors know, this is  the  only
       Windows  DHCPv6  stateful implementation available. It is also one of two freely available
       under Linux. The other Linux implementation is available at,
       but it is rather outdated and seems not being actively developed.