Distributed Prefix Assignment Algorithm (RFC7695)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-07
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
P. Pfister: AUTHOR [+3]
This document specifies a distributed algorithm for automatic prefix assignment. The algorithm provides a generic alternative to centralized (human- or software-based) approaches for network prefix and address assignment. Although it does not have to be configured to operate properly, it supports custom configuration by means of variable priority assignments, and can therefore be used in fully autonomic as well as configured networks. This document focuses on the algorithm itself and therefore context-specific considerations (such as the process of selecting a prefix value and length when making a new assignment) are out of scope.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) P. Pfister Request for Comments: 7695 B. Paterson Category: Standards Track Cisco Systems ISSN: 2070-1721 J. Arkko Ericsson November 2015
Distributed Prefix Assignment Algorithm
This document specifies a distributed algorithm for dividing a set of prefixes in a manner that allows for automatic assignment of sub- prefixes that are unique and non-overlapping. Used in conjunction with a protocol that provides flooding of information among a set of participating nodes, prefix configuration within a network may be automated.
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RFC 7695 Prefix Assignment Algorithm November 2015
Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.1. Subroutine-Specific Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
3. Applicability Statement . ....