Port Restricted IP Address Assignment

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This document defines an IPv4 DHCP Option and related behaviours to allocate the same IPv4 address to multiple nodes by sharing the available port space among them. The two sub-options defined in this document specify random port allocation to nodes in order to maximize the entropy of port randomization.


Gabor Bajko (Gabor.Bajko@nokia.com)
Teemu Savolainen (teemu.savolainen@nokia.com)
Mohamed Boucadair (mohamed.boucadair@orange.com)
Pierre Levis

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