DHCP IPv6 Protocol

Detection Information

The following page provides information on the DHCP IPv6 Protocol.

Protocol Description

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6) is a network protocol for configuring IPv6 hosts with IP addresses.

Full Name

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol IPv6

Abbreviation

DHCPv6

Introduced

Version 2.88

Best Practices

IPv6 hosts may automatically generate IP addresses internally using stateless address autoconfiguration (SLAAC), or they may be assigned configuration data with DHCPv6.

Port Statistics

IP Protocol Flow Percent
UDP 546 100%

Category

Networking

External Resources


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