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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

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� � � 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...