Note, bug 1447715 fixes ifupdown for this, but it seems to me that the
fix is better suited here.

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  dhclient does not wait for ipv6 dad (duplicate address detection)

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Bug description:
  dhclient -6 does not wait for an interface go through duplicate address 
  As a result the following will almost always fail:

   $ dev=eth0
   $ ip link set down dev $dev
   $ dhclient -6 -1 -v eth0
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   Can't bind to dhcp address: Cannot assign requested address
   Please make sure there is no other dhcp server
   running and that there's no entry for dhcp or
   bootp in /etc/inetd.conf.   Also make sure you
   are not running HP JetAdmin software, which
   includes a bootp server.

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  Related bugs:
   * bug 1447715: dhclient -6: Can't bind to dhcp address: Cannot assign 
requested address

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
  Package: isc-dhcp-client 4.3.3-5ubuntu15
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-22.24-generic 4.8.0
  Uname: Linux 4.8.0-22-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zcommon znvpair zavl
  ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Fri Oct 14 09:18:52 2016
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-23 (449 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha amd64 (20150722.1)
  SourcePackage: isc-dhcp
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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