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Link-Layer Addresses Assignment Mechanism for DHCPv6

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Bernie Volz , Tomek Mrugalski , Carlos J. Bernardos
Last updated 2019-04-17 (Latest revision 2018-10-20)
Replaced by draft-ietf-dhc-mac-assign
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-dhc-mac-assign
Consensus boilerplate Yes
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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.


Bernie Volz
Tomek Mrugalski
Carlos J. Bernardos

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