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Distributing Address Selection Policy Using DHCPv6 (RFC7078) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234063D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jan-09
Document File: 24 page(s) / 25K

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A. Matsumoto: AUTHOR [+2]


[RFC6724] describes default algorithms for selecting an address when a node has multiple destination and/or source addresses to choose from by using an address selection policy. This specification defines a new DHCPv6 option for configuring the default policy table.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      A. Matsumoto Request for Comments: 7078                                   T. Fujisaki Category: Standards Track                                            NTT ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 T. Chown                                                University of Southampton                                                             January 2014

            Distributing Address Selection Policy Using DHCPv6


   RFC 6724 defines default address selection mechanisms for IPv6 that    allow nodes to select an appropriate address when faced with multiple    source and/or destination addresses to choose between.  RFC 6724    allows for the future definition of methods to administratively    configure the address selection policy information.  This document    defines a new DHCPv6 option for such configuration, allowing a site    administrator to distribute address selection policy overriding the    default address selection parameters and policy table, and thus    allowing the administrator to control the address selection behavior    of nodes in their site.

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   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

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Matsumoto, et al.            Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7078           DHCPv6 Address Selection Policy Opt      January 2014

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