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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Options for Broadcast and Multicast Control Servers (RFC4280)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132084D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-01
Document File: 12 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Chowdhury: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document defines new options to discover the Broadcast and Multicast Service (BCMCS) controller in an IP network. BCMCS is being developed for Third generation (3G) cellular telephone networks. Users of the service interact with a controller in the network via the Mobile Node (MN) to derive information required to receive Broadcast and Multicast Service. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol can be used to configure the MN to access a particular controller. This document defines the related options and option codes.

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Network Working Group                                       K. Chowdhury
Request for Comments: 4280                              Starent Networks
Category: Standards Track                                      P. Yegani
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                               L. Madour
                                                                Ericsson
                                                           November 2005


         Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Options for
                Broadcast and Multicast Control Servers

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 (2005).

Abstract

   This document defines new options to discover the Broadcast and
   Multicast Service (BCMCS) controller in an IP network.  BCMCS is
   being developed for Third generation (3G) cellular telephone
   networks.  Users of the service interact with a controller in the
   network via the Mobile Node (MN) to derive information required to
   receive Broadcast and Multicast Service.  Dynamic Host Configuration
   Protocol can be used to configure the MN to access a particular
   controller.  This document defines the related options and option
   codes.


Chowdhury, et al.           Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4280                 DHCP Options for BMCS             November 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Motivation ......................................................2
   2. Overview of the 3GPP2 BCMCS Network .............................3
   3. Terminology .....................................................4
   4. Broadcast and Multicast Service Controller Options ..............4
      4.1. Broadcast and Multicast Service Controller Domain
           Name List for DHCPv4 .......................................4
      4.2. Broadcast and Multicast Service Controller Domain
           Name List Option for DHCPv6 ................................5
      4.3. Broadcast and Multicast Service Controller IPv4
           Address Option for DHCPv4 ................................