Basic prefix options
Prefixes are defined in [prefix_<prefix>] sections. “<prefix>” is just an identifier and can be whatever you want. In this example “client_local” is arbitrarily chosen as type for the address:
Prefixes at the moment only can have one sensible category:
- range – generate prefix of given ranges
Every prefix definition therefore needs an category option and a pattern option for its automatic generation. The dynamic part of the prefix is represented by a placeholder referring to the category and enclosed by $:
category = range pattern = 2001:db8:$range$::
A range need an extra option range that defines it. Ranges can range from 0-FFFF and contrary to ranges in addresses need to be part of the network definition. In this example ranges range from 2001:db8:1000::/64 to 2001:db8:1fff::/64.
[prefix_client] category = range range = 1000-1fff pattern = 2001:db8:$range$::
The default prefix length is 64 but can be adjusted too by the length option. With a given length of 48 the prefixes will range from 2001:db8:2000::/48 to 2001:db8:4fff::/48.
[prefix_client] category = range range = 2000-4fff pattern = 2001:db8:$range$:: length = 48
Additional options for prefixes
Addresses can have these additional options:
Prefixes will per default have the lifetimes set by general settings, but preferred_lifetime and valid_lifetime can be modified:
preferred_lifetime = 900 valid_lifetime = 1200
If the routing to the delegated prefix should be done via the Link Local Address of the requesting host, the option route_link_lokal must be set.
route_link_local = yes