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It's been an eventful two years of not blogging. Mainly as I got heavily involved in playing World of Warcrat, Star Wars: The Old Republic and now Guild Wars 2 and this is a technical blog not a gaming one.

Anyhoo, since GW2 is a lot more casual than the others the idea is that I have more time for working on open source stuff, like say dhcpcd. Well, I finally found some time over the past few months and put DHCPv6 INFORM support into dhcpcd. This is only triggered when dhcpcd recieves an IPv6 RA with the O flag set. Luckily, I put IPv6 RS support into dhcpcd a few months ago but didn't feel the urge to blog about it. Well, I do now!

Before the end of the year, I aim to have DHCPv6 IA support triggered via IPv6 RA with the M flag set as well. Do I have any other goals? Well, all my other projects are pretty much complete. One of the reasons why I starting gaming so much is that I'm pretty happy with the current state of affairs and anything else is just a bonus. That being said, there are a lot more DHCPv6 things to do besides IA support such as better separation between IPv4 and IPv6, moving to TAILQ lists intsead of our hand rolled and other misc stuff such as improving dhcpcd-dbus and dhcpcd-gtk.

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