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DHCP6LEASED(8) System Manager's Manual DHCP6LEASED(8)

dhcp6leasedDynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv6) client daemon for IPv6 prefix delegation

dhcp6leased [-dnv] [-f file] [-s socket]

dhcp6leased is an IPv6 dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCPv6) daemon for clients. It requests IPv6 prefix delegations from DHCPv6 servers for assignment to downstream interfaces.

A running dhcp6leased can be controlled with the dhcp6leasectl(8) utility.

The options are as follows:

Do not daemonize. If this option is specified, dhcp6leased will run in the foreground and log to .
Specify an alternative configuration file.
Configtest mode. Only check the configuration file for validity.
Use an alternate location for the default control socket.
Produce more verbose output. Multiple -v options increase the verbosity.

UNIX-domain socket used for communication with dhcp6leasectl(8).
Default dhcp6leased configuration file.
Interface specific lease files.

dhcp6leased.conf(5), dhcp6leasectl(8), ifconfig(8)

T. Mrugalski, M. Siodelski, B. Volz, A. Yourtchenko, M. Richardson, S. Jiang, T. Lemon, and T. Winters, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6), RFC 8415, November 2018.

The dhcp6leased program first appeared in OpenBSD 7.6.

The dhcp6leased program was written by Florian Obser <>.

June 2, 2024 OpenBSD-current