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DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions (RFC1533)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 23 page(s) / 46K

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S. Alexander: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) [1] provides a framework for passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network. Configuration parameters and other control information are carried in tagged data items that are stored in the "options" field of the DHCP message. The data items themselves are also called "options."

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Network Working Group S. Alexander

Request for Comments: 1533 Lachman Technology, Inc.

Obsoletes: 1497, 1395, 1084, 1048 R. Droms

Category: Standards Track Bucknell University

October 1993

DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions

Status of this Memo

This RFC specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status

of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) [1] provides a

framework for passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP

network. Configuration parameters and other control information are

carried in tagged data items that are stored in the "options" field

of the DHCP message. The data items themselves are also called

"options."

This document specifies the current set of DHCP options. This

document will be periodically updated as new options are defined.

Each superseding document will include the entire current list of

valid options.

All of the vendor information extensions defined in RFC 1497 [2] may

be used as DHCP options. The definitions given in RFC 1497 are

included in this document, which supersedes RFC 1497. All of the

DHCP options defined in this document, except for those specific to

DHCP as defined in section 9, may be used as BOOTP vendor information

extensions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .............................................. 2

2. BOOTP Extension/DHCP Option Field Format .................. 2

3. RFC 1497 Vendor Extensions ................................ 3

4. IP Layer Parameters per Host .............................. 10

5. IP Layer Parameters per Interface ........................ 13

6. Link Layer Parameters per Interface ....................... 16

7. TCP Parameters ............................................ 17

8. Application and Service Parameters ........................ 18

9. DHCP Extensions ........................................... 23

10. Extensions ................................................ 27

11. Acknowledgements .......................................... 28

12. References ................................................ 28

13. Security Considerations ................................... 19

14. Authors' Add...