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DHCP Options for Service Location Protocol (RFC2610)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003197D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 5 page(s) / 10K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Perkins: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol provides a framework for passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network. Entities using the Service Location Protocol need to find out the address of Directory Agents in order to transact messages. Another option provides an assignment of scope for configuration of SLP User and Service Agents.

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Network Working Group C. Perkins

Request for Comments: 2610 E. Guttman

Category: Standards Track Sun Microsystems

June 1999

DHCP Options for Service Location Protocol

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 (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol provides a framework for

passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network.

Entities using the Service Location Protocol need to find out the

address of Directory Agents in order to transact messages. Another

option provides an assignment of scope for configuration of SLP User

and Service Agents.

1. Introduction

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol [2] provides a framework for

passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network.

Entities using the Service Location Protocol, Version 2 [3] and

Service Location Protocol, Version 1 [4] need to obtain the address

of Directory Agents and Scope configuration. The Service Location

Protocol (SLP) provides a default configuration for Scopes and

Directory Agents may be discovered using multicast or broadcast. It

is useful in a larger deployment to be able to configure SLP Agents

using DHCP, so as to centralize the administration and to deploy SLP

in networks where multicast routing is not available.

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 [1].

2. Introduction

The DHCP options described below are used to configure Agents using

the Service Location Protocol, Version 2 [3] and Version 1 [4].

The SLP Directory Agent option is used to configure User Agents and

Service Agents with the location of Directory Agents in the network.

The SLP Scope Option takes precedence over both default and static

scope configuration of SLP agents.

3. SLP Directory Agent Option

This option specifies the location of one or more SLP Directory

Agents.

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