AHCP for Mac

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AHCP - Autoconfiguration protocol for IPv6 and dual-stack IPv6/IPv4 networks




AHCP is an autoconfiguration protocol for IPv6 and dual-stack IPv6/IPv4 networks designed to be used in place of router discovery and DHCP on networks where it is difficult or impossible to configure a server within every link-layer broadcast domain, for example mobile ad-hoc networks.

Ahcpd is a daemon for configuring an IPv6 network using the Ad-Hoc Configuration Protocol (AHCP). AHCP is designed for wireless mesh networks, where IPv6 autoconfiguration and DHCP do not work, but may also be used on wired networks.

AHCP autoconfiguration happens in two stages. First, a block of stateless autoconfiguration data is flooded throughout the network; this contains enough information to set up IPv6 routing. Then, AHCP peers contact a stateful AHCP server using IPv6 unicast in order to get the information necessary to configure IPv4 routing.

AHCP will automatically configure the IPv6 prefix, an IPv4 address for every host, the routing protocol, the DNS server and the NTP server.It is currently able to configure hosts for static routing, for use of the Babel protocol, or for use of the OLSR protocol. AHCP is extensible, so adding support for other routing protocols should be an easy task.
Last updated on August 21st, 2014

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