[Firehol-support] DHCPv6 source port

Mihai Hanor mhanor at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 27 14:02:55 BST 2014

It works now.

Thank you,

> From: Phil Whineray <phil at sanewall.org>
>To: Mihai Hanor <mhanor at yahoo.com> 
>Cc: "firehol-support at lists.firehol.org" <firehol-support at lists.firehol.org> 
>Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 2:28 PM
>Subject: Re: [Firehol-support] DHCPv6 source port
>Hi Mihai
>On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 04:19:51AM -0700, Mihai Hanor wrote:
>> I have encountered a situation with Firehol and the dhcpv6 service.
>> Apparently, the standard that defines how DHCPv6 works, doesn't specify
>> what source port, a request or a response, must have. Firehol doesn't
>> handle this situation, with the current definition of the dhcpv6 service.
>> I'm currently using dibbler-server as a DHCPv6 server, instead of
>> wide-dhcpv6-server, because wide-dhcpv6-server responds to requests,
>> from a random UDP port. See here my initial attempt to resolve the issue
>> with the wide-dhcpv6-server, which got an answer
>> today: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=751407 
>Seems fairly clear-cut. I originally took the DHCPv6 service from the 
>DHCP one in FireHOL but a close reading of the RFC shows that the
>source ports are not fixed in DHCPv6 as they were originally.
>I have updated the FireHOL service definition and I would be grateful if
>you could give it a go from the latest build:
>  http://firehol.org/download/unsigned/master/
>and let me know how you get on.
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