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NetWare/IP Domain Name and Information (RFC2242)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Nov-01
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Document File: 5 page(s) / 10K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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R. Droms: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) [RFC 2131] provides a framework for passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network. DHCP includes options for specific configuration parameters [RFC 2132]. This document defines options that carry NetWare/IP domain name and NetWare/IP sub-options to DHCP clients.

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Network Working Group R. Droms

Request for Comments: 2242 Bucknell University

Category: Standards Track K. Fong

Novell

November 1997

NetWare/IP Domain Name and Information

Status of this Memo

This document 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" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1997). All Rights Reserved.

1.0 Abstract

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) [RFC 2131] provides a

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

network. DHCP includes options for specific configuration parameters

[RFC 2132]. This document defines options that carry NetWare/IP

domain name and NetWare/IP sub-options to DHCP clients.

1.1 Requirements

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY" and "OPTIONAL" in this

document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC 2119].

1.2 Terminology

This document uses the following terms:

o "DHCP client"

A DHCP client is an Internet host using DHCP to obtain

configuration parameters such as a network address.

o "DHCP server"

A DHCP server is an Internet host that returns configuration

parameters to DHCP clients.

2. The NetWare/IP Domain Name option

This option code is used to convey the NetWare/IP domain name used by

the NetWare/IP product. The NetWare/IP Domain in the option is an NVT

ASCII [RFC 854] string whose length is inferred from the option 'len'

field.

The code for this option is 62, and its maximum length is 255.

Code Len NetWare/IP Domain Name

+-----+-----+------+------+------+-----

| 62 | n | c1 | c2 | c3 | ...

+-----+-----+------+------+------+-----

The 'len' field gives the length of the NetWare/IP Domain Name.

3. The NetWare/IP Information option

The NetWare/IP option code will be used to convey all the NetWare/IP

related information except for the NetWare/IP domain name.

The code for this option is 63, and its maximum length is 255. A

number of NetWare/IP sub-options will be conveyed u...