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Issues and Recommendations with Multiple Stateful DHCPv6 Options (RFC7550) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241671D
Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-21
Document File: 48 page(s) / 54K

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O. Troan: AUTHOR [+2]


DHCPv6 [RFC3315] was written without the expectation that additional stateful DHCPv6 options would be developed. DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation [RFC3633] since added a new stateful option for Prefix Delegation to DHCPv6. Implementation experience of the Customer Edge (CE) router model described in [RFC7084] has shown issues with the DHCPv6 protocol in supporting multiple stateful option types, in particular IA_NA (non-temporary addresses) and IA_PD (delegated prefixes).

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          O. Troan Request for Comments: 7550                                       B. Volz Updates: 3315, 3633                                  Cisco Systems, Inc. Category: Standards Track                                   M. Siodelski ISSN: 2070-1721                                                      ISC                                                                 May 2015

     Issues and Recommendations with Multiple Stateful DHCPv6 Options


   The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)    specification defined two stateful options, IA_NA and IA_TA, but did    not anticipate the development of additional stateful options.    DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation added the IA_PD option, which is stateful.    Applications that use IA_NA and IA_PD together have revealed issues    that need to be addressed.  This document updates RFCs 3315 and 3633    to address these issues.

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 Troan, et al.                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7550                Multiple Stateful Options               May 2015

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