AHCP is an autoconfiguration protocol for IPv6 and dual-stack IPv6/IPv4 networks designed to be used in place of router discovery and DHCP on networks where it is difficult or impossible to configure a server within every link-layer broadcast domain, for example mobile ad-hoc networks.
AHCP will automatically configure IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, name servers and NTP servers. It will not configure default routes, since it is designed to be run together with a routing protocol (such as Babel or OLSR).
In the medium term, we are hoping to replace AHCP with an extended version of the Homenet HNCP protocol (specification). For now, AHCP is what is used on the PPS network.
On a related note, please have a look at the Babel routing protocol.
Discussion about AHCP and the ahcpd implementation is welcome on the Babel users mailing list.
Stable tarballs are available in my download area.
You can also get my latest (possibly unstable) sources using git by doing
git clone git://git.wifi.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr/ahcpd
There's also a mirror on github.
Debian and Ubuntu packages (with no init scripts) should be available in your favourite repository (merci, Stéphane !)
apt-get install ahcpd
Versions are also inluded in Fedora Extras and Arch Linux.
OpenWRT packages should be available from your favourite official OpenWRT package repository (merci, Gabriel !).
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