Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) has been updated to support IPv6. DHCPv6 can provide stateful autoconfiguration to IPv6 hosts. DHCPv6 handles the addressing architecture and new features of the IPv6 protocol as follows:
It enables more control on nodes than stateless autoconfiguration.
It can be used concurrently on networks where stateless autoconfiguration is available.
It can provide IPv6 addresses to hosts in the absence of routers on a network.
It can be used for network renumbering.
It can be used to delegate /48 or /64 prefixes to Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) routers such as a home gateway.
The process of getting IPv6 configuration data with DHCPv6 for an IPv6 host is similar ...