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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 seconds:

       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.