Configuring an IPv6 router to assign addresses

Brian A. Seklecki seklecki at
Fri May 8 11:38:44 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 14:30 +0000, af300wsm at wrote:
> Hi,
> I've found in the handbook how to start up a v6 router and some other  
> helpful links on this topic at the FreeBSD diary. However, I'm wondering,  

You want to the rtadvd(8) daemon.

$ sudo grep -i rtadvd /etc/defaults/rc.conf 
rtadvd_enable="NO"		# Set to YES to enable an IPv6 router
rtadvd_interfaces=""		# Interfaces rtadvd sends RA packets.

To hand out DNS servers, you'll want DHCPv6, but most folks are okay
with the DNS servers they're getting via IPv4 static/dhcp.

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> how do I configure the router to assign addresses to hosts.
> Thanks,
> Andy

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