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Privacy Considerations for DHCP (RFC7819) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246706D
Original Publication Date: 2016-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Document File: 28 page(s) / 33K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Jiang: AUTHOR [+3]


The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) [RFC2131] is used to provide addressing and configuration information to IPv4 hosts. DHCP uses several identifiers that could become a source for gleaning information about the IPv4 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 DHCP and the potential privacy issues [RFC6973]. In particular, it takes into consideration the problem of pervasive monitoring [RFC7258].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          S. Jiang Request for Comments: 7819                  Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd Category: Informational                                      S. Krishnan ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 Ericsson                                                             T. Mrugalski                                                                      ISC                                                               April 2016

                     Privacy Considerations for DHCP


   DHCP is a protocol that is used to provide addressing and    configuration information to IPv4 hosts.  This document discusses the    various identifiers used by DHCP and the potential privacy issues.

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.

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 Jiang, et al.                 Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7819               DHCP Privacy Considerations            April 2016

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  Requirements Language and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   3.  DHCP Options Carrying Identifie...