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Privacy Considerations for DHCPv6 (RFC7824) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246708D
Original Publication Date: 2016-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Document File: 36 page(s) / 43K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Krishnan: AUTHOR [+2]


DHCPv6 [RFC3315] is a protocol that is used to provide addressing and configuration information to IPv6 hosts. DHCPv6 uses several identifiers that could become a source for gleaning information about the IPv6 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 DHCPv6 and the potential privacy issues [RFC6973]. In particular, it also takes into consideration the problem of pervasive monitoring [RFC7258].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       S. Krishnan Request for Comments: 7824                                      Ericsson Category: Informational                                     T. Mrugalski ISSN: 2070-1721                                                      ISC                                                                 S. Jiang                                            Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.                                                                 May 2016

                    Privacy Considerations for DHCPv6


   DHCPv6 is a protocol that is used to provide addressing and    configuration information to IPv6 hosts.  This document describes the    privacy issues associated with the use of DHCPv6 by Internet users.    It is intended to be an analysis of the present situation and does    not propose any solutions.

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.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

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 RFC 7824              DHCPv6 Privacy Considerations             May 2016

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