[Dibbler] Problem configuring Dibbler.... Need Help

Michael David servers.david at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 15:59:30 CEST 2013

Thanks a LOT Tomek.

Where can I find this script?


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM, Tomasz Mrugalski <thomson at klub.com.pl>wrote:

> On 04.04.2013 14:38, Jean-Jacques Sarton wrote:
> > Tomasz,
> >
> > Michael has a maschine at a hoster. This hoster offer IPv6 and
> > the way get the maschine within the network is to use pd and
> > then to configure the network statically regarding the address
> > for the hosted server. Apparently the  hoster DHCPv6 server
> > is configured in such a ways that IA are never delivered.
> What a mess. That means that your provider don't understand what PD is
> for. PD should be requested by clients that are routers and have other
> interfaces as well. Please try to educate your provider.
> Anyway, there's still hope. You can make your dibbler-client to work in
> such crazy environment. Here's what I would do:
> Use this config
> #client.conf
> script "/var/lib/dibbler/client-notify.sh"
> iface eth0 {
>    pd
>    option dns-server
> }
> dibbler-client will request PD only. Once it receives the prefix, it
> will call your client-notify.sh script. This script will be called with
> a single parameter, denoting current operation. Its value will be one of
> “add”, “update”, “delete” or “expire”. You're mostly interested in add
> and delete, but that script should eventually handle update and expire
> as well. There will be many variables set up. You are mostly interested
> in PREFIX1 and PREFIX1LEN, but there are others as well.
> See Dibbler User's Guide, section 4.8.
> Tip: you can add "set" command to that script to just print out all the
> variables and see what.
> I don't understand your specific requirements, but I think something
> similar in the script will do the trick for you:
> if $1 == "add" then
>   ip -6 addr add ${PREFIX1}::1/${PREFIXLEN} dev ${IFNAME}
> fi
> if $1 == "delete" then
>   ip -6 addr delete ${PREFIX1}::1/${PREFIXLEN} dev ${IFNAME}
> fi
> This will configure a single address on the interface you received the
> delegated prefix on.
> Hope that helps,
> Tomek
> p.s.
> Disclaimer to other folks: delegating prefixes to hosts is not sane.
> People who developed the standard and wrote software that implements it
> say that this is a bad idea. Don't try this at home (or anywhere else).
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