IPv6 and DHCPv6 are the future of the Internet. IPv6 overcomes many of the shortfalls of IPv4, producing an elegant and versatile release of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 provides a vast address space and a hierarchical address structure.
Although IPv6 supports stateless autoconfiguration of clients, DHCPv6 complements IPv6 by providing a stateful autoconfigure option to facilitate the automatic configuration of DHCP clients. DHCP clients can get configuration options such as DNS server addresses.
Although Windows 2000 does not support IPv6 yet, support needs to be added as more devices and networks migrate to the new standard.