Privacy Considerations for DHCPv6 (RFC7824)
Original Publication Date: 2016-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Krishnan: AUTHOR [+3]
DHCPv6 [RFC3315] is a protocol that is used to provide addressing and configuration information to IPv6 hosts. DHCPv6 uses several identifiers that could become a source for gleaning information about the IPv6 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 DHCPv6 and the potential privacy issues [RFC6973]. In particular, it also takes into consideration the problem of pervasive monitoring [RFC7258].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) S. Krishnan Request for Comments: 7824 Ericsson Category: Informational T. Mrugalski ISSN: 2070-1721 ISC S. Jiang Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. May 2016
Privacy Considerations for DHCPv6
DHCPv6 is a protocol that is used to provide addressing and configuration information to IPv6 hosts. This document describes the privacy issues associated with the use of DHCPv6 by Internet users. It is intended to be an analysis of the present situation and does not propose any solutions.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7824.
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RFC 7824 DHCPv6 Privacy Considerations May 2016
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