DHCPv6 introduction

DHCPv6 servers are responsible for assigning IPv6 addresses/prefixes and other configuration parameters (such as the DNS server address) to clients. After a DHCP client sends an Information-request message to a DHCP server for configuration parameters, the DHCP server responds with a Reply message carrying the requested configuration parameters based on a policy. Both the Request and Reply messages are encapsulated using UDP.

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