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Handling Unknown DHCPv6 Messages (RFC7283)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237901D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jul-19
Document File: 14 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Y. Cui: AUTHOR [+3]


DHCPv6 [RFC3315] provides a framework for conveying IPv6 configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network. But [RFC3315] is not specific about how to deal with messages with unrecognized types. This document describes the problems associated with receiving DHCPv6 messages with unknown types, and defines the behavior of a DHCPv6 server, client, or relay agent when handling unknown DHCPv6 messages.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                            Y. Cui Request for Comments: 7283                                        Q. Sun Updates: 3315                                        Tsinghua University Category: Standards Track                                       T. Lemon ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Nominum, Inc.                                                                July 2014

                     Handling Unknown DHCPv6 Messages


   DHCPv6 is not specific about handling messages with unknown types.    This memo describes the problems associated with receiving DHCPv6    messages with unknown types, and defines how a DHCPv6 server, client,    or relay agent should behave when receiving unknown DHCPv6 messages.    This document also provides advice for authors of future documents    that define new messages to be sent from DHCP servers to DHCP relay    agents.  This document updates RFC 3315.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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    Internet Standards 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    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7283.

 Cui, et al.                  Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7283            Handling Unknown DHCPv6 Messages           July 2014

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