Privacy Considerations for DHCP (RFC7819)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Jiang: AUTHOR [+3]
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) [RFC2131] is used to provide addressing and configuration information to IPv4 hosts. DHCP uses several identifiers that could become a source for gleaning information about the IPv4 host. This information may include device type, operating system information, location(s) that the device may have previously visited, etc. This document discusses the various identifiers used by DHCP and the potential privacy issues [RFC6973]. In particular, it takes into consideration the problem of pervasive monitoring [RFC7258].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) S. Jiang Request for Comments: 7819 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd Category: Informational S. Krishnan ISSN: 2070-1721 Ericsson T. Mrugalski ISC April 2016
Privacy Considerations for DHCP
DHCP is a protocol that is used to provide addressing and configuration information to IPv4 hosts. This document discusses the various identifiers used by DHCP and the potential privacy issues.
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RFC 7819 DHCP Privacy Considerations April 2016
Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2. Requirements Language and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3. DHCP Options Carrying Identifie...