ipv6-dhcpd [-h] [-v] [-p PIDFILE] config
This is the executable that runs the DHCP server code. Its functionality depends on the handler modules configured in the configuration file. These can implement anything from printing incoming packets to providing a fully functional stateful DHCP server.
Command line options¶
show the help message and exit.
increase output verbosity. This option can be provided up to five times to increase the verbosity level. If the
colorlogpackage is installed logging will be in colour.
save the server’s PID to this file
Because it has to be able to bind to the DHCPv6 server UDP port (547) it has to be started as root. The process will give up root privileges after it reads the configuration file and opens the listening sockets.