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Network Information Service (NIS) Configuration Options for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) (RFC3898)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-08
Document File: 8 page(s) / 14K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

V. Kalusivalingam: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes four options for Network Information Service (NIS) related configuration information in Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6): NIS Servers, NIS+ Servers, NIS Client Domain Name, NIS+ Client Domain name.

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Network Working Group                                  V. Kalusivalingam

Request for Comments: 3898         Cisco Systems (India) Private Limited

Category: Standards Track                                   October 2004

                   Network Information Service (NIS)

                       Configuration Options for

         Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)

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 (2004).

Abstract

   This document describes four options for Network Information Service

   (NIS) related configuration information in Dynamic Host Configuration

   Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6): NIS Servers, NIS+ Servers, NIS Client

   Domain Name, NIS+ Client Domain name.

1.  Introduction

   This document describes four options for passing configuration

   information related to Network Information Service (NIS) [3] in

   DHCPv6 (RFC 3315 [1]).

   The options defined in this document can only be used to configure

   information about NIS servers that can be reached using IPv6.  The

   DHCP option to configure information about IPv4 NIS servers can be

   found in RFC 2132 [4].  Mechanisms for configuring IPv4/IPv6 dual-

   stack applications are being considered, but are not specified in

   this document.

2.  Terminology

   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 BCP 14, RFC 2119 [2].

Kalusivalingam              Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3898          NIS Configuration Options for DHCPv6      October 2004

   Throughout this document, unless otherwise specified, the acronym

   DHCP refers to DHCP as specified in RFC 3315.

   This document uses terminology specific to IPv6 and DHCP as defined

   in section "Terminology" of RFC 3315.

3.  Network Information Service (NIS) Servers Option

   The Network Information Service (NIS) Servers option provides a list

   of one or more IPv6 addresses of NIS servers available to the client.

   Clients MUST treat the list of NIS servers as an ordered list.  The

   server MAY list the NIS servers in the order of preference.

   The format of the Network Information Service Servers option is as

   shown below:

    0                   1                   2                   3...