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Guidelines for Creating New DHCPv6 Options (RFC7227) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236706D
Original Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-May-10
Document File: 70 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Hankins: AUTHOR [+4]


Most protocol developers ask themselves if a protocol will work, or work efficiently. These are important questions, but another less frequently considered question is whether the proposed protocol presents itself needless barriers to adoption by deployed software.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        D. Hankins Request for Comments: 7227                                        Google BCP: 187                                                    T. Mrugalski Updates: 3315                                               M. Siodelski Category: Best Current Practice                                      ISC ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 S. Jiang                                            Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.                                                              S. Krishnan                                                                 Ericsson                                                                 May 2014

                Guidelines for Creating New DHCPv6 Options


   This document provides guidance to prospective DHCPv6 option    developers to help them create option formats that are easily    adoptable by existing DHCPv6 software.  It also provides guidelines    for expert reviewers to evaluate new registrations.  This document    updates RFC 3315.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   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).  Further information on    BCPs is available in 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

 Hankins, et al.           Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
 RFC 7227                DHCPv6 Option Guidelines                May 2014

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