[Dibbler] DHCPv6 Server not installed?

Janet Christiansen jchristiansen at expresslogic.com
Wed Apr 5 18:23:36 CEST 2017

Hi Tomek,  

Thanks for the clarification on running the server. I was misinformed. I have it running now. Dibbler will be very helpful for my projects at work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dibbler [mailto:dibbler-bounces at klub.com.pl] On Behalf Of Tomasz Mrugalski
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:04 AM
To: dibbler at klub.com.pl
Subject: Re: [Dibbler] DHCPv6 Server not installed?

W dniu 04.04.2017 o 02:52, Janet Christiansen pisze:
> So what is the story with Dibbler and Windows 7/Windows 10?  I just
The story is that dibbler is a one man hobby project and I simply don't have time to maintain, much less develop it, any more. I don't even have a win 10 installed anywhere, so can't really test it.

but the original concept was that you can run dibbler either from command line:
dibbler-server.exe run

or install it as a service:
dibbler-server.exe install

and then run the service:
dibbler-server.exe start

Obviously, you can only start a service that's installed. Installing (adding a service), uninstalling (removing a service), starting and stopping installed service requires admin privileges.

> The host machine that Dibbler is installed to is able to send and 
> respond to IPv6 pings.  I used the server.conf in the example adjusted
> to my local IPv6 network settings.   If I type dibbler-server status, it
> responds with DHCPv6 Server is not installed. Same results for 
> dibbler-client and relay.
Ok, so perhaps the wording should be improved, but dibbler tells your that the dibbler-server is not installed as service. In start menu, type services.msc as a command and you'll get a list of all services installed in your system. You can also click through to it somewhere in the control panel, but I don't remember it off hand.

> I used Dibbler on windows XP several years ago and it worked great. 
> What happened???
A decade passed. Things have changed.


As a dibbler author, I'm genuinely interested in how many people are using dibbler on Windows and which component you are using. There's very little reason to use dibbler-client, as all modern systems have DHCPv6 client built-in (except android, but that's a whole different story). I can't imagine anyone sane running a windows-based router, so relay are probably not used at all. So I assume Windows people are mostly interested in the server, right?

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