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Bug #9733

MAC Address linked to IPv4 & IPv6

Added by Dean Attewell 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
DHCP Server
Target version:
-
Start date:
09/07/2019
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
Affected Architecture:

Description

Can you please enhance pfSense to allow MAC addresses to be the primary key for setting IPv4 & IPv6 addresses.
I want to be able to set IPv6 addresses for specific MAC addresses.
It would be great if this was all on one screen for ipv4/6

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#1 Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months ago

  • Category set to DHCP Server
  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Target version deleted (Future)

IPv6 addresses are allocated by DUID, not by MAC, so this is not possible.

#2 Updated by Dean Attewell 3 months ago

Jim Pingle wrote:

IPv6 addresses are allocated by DUID, not by MAC, so this is not possible.

Can you not have
- MAC associated to IPv4
- MAC associated to DUID which is associated to IPv6

#3 Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months ago

No. A DUID identifies a machine. A MAC identifies a NIC. And by the time you add all the other stuff in, all you've done is confuse people. It's best to keep the tasks separate in DHCP and DHCPv6. A whole new GUI just for this seems like far too much work for too little benefit.

#4 Updated by Dean Attewell 3 months ago

Jim Pingle wrote:

No. A DUID identifies a machine. A MAC identifies a NIC. And by the time you add all the other stuff in, all you've done is confuse people. It's best to keep the tasks separate in DHCP and DHCPv6. A whole new GUI just for this seems like far too much work for too little benefit.

Can we set up pfSense to be able to normally assign a IPv6 based on DUID, but can be overridden by option to assign based on MAC only.
So devices that dynamically create new DUID on reboot. can be assigned an alias at MAC level.

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