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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Domain Search Option (RFC3397)

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-08
Document File: 9 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Aboba: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document defines a new Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) option which is passed from the DHCP Server to the DHCP Client to specify the domain search list used when resolving hostnames using DNS.

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Network Working Group                                           B. Aboba

Request for Comments: 3397                                     Microsoft

Category: Standards Track                                    S. Cheshire

                                                    Apple Computer, Inc.

                                                           November 2002

    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Domain Search Option

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 (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document defines a new Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

   (DHCP) option which is passed from the DHCP Server to the DHCP Client

   to specify the domain search list used when resolving hostnames using

   DNS.

Table of Contents

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

        1.1 Terminology ............................................  2

        1.2 Requirements Language ..................................  2

   2.  Domain Search Option Format .................................  2

   3.  Example .....................................................  3

   4.  Security Considerations .....................................  4

   5.  Normative References ........................................  5

   6.  Informative References ......................................  5

   7.  IANA Considerations .........................................  6

   8.  Acknowledgments .............................................  6

   9.  Intellectual Property Statement .............................  6

   10. Authors' Addresses ..........................................  7

   11. Full Copyright Statement ....................................  8

Aboba & Cheshire            Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3397               DHCP Domain Search Option           November 2002

1.  Introduction

   The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) [RFC2131] provides a

   mechanism for host configuration.  [RFC2132] and [RFC2937] allow DHCP

   servers to pass name service configuration information to DHCP

   clients.  In some circumstances, it is useful for the DHCP client to

   be configured with the domain search list.  This document defines a

   new DHCP option which is passed from the DHCP Server to the DHCP

   Client to specify the do...