Link-Layer Addresses Assignment Mechanism for DHCPv6

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Authors Bernie Volz  , Tomek Mrugalski  , Carlos Bernardos 
Last updated 2019-04-17 (latest revision 2018-10-20)
Replaced by RFC 8947
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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In certain environments, e.g. large scale virtualization deployments, new devices are created in an automated manner. Such devices typically have their link-layer (MAC) addresses randomized. With sufficient scale, the likelihood of collision is not acceptable. Therefore an allocation mechanism is required. This draft proposes an extension to DHCPv6 that allows a scalable approach to link-layer address assignments.


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Tomek Mrugalski (
Carlos Bernardos (

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